Wilbur (“Moe”) A. Kespert was born October 21, 1925 in Binghamton, NY, son of Pearl (Wilson) and Philip Kespert. He passed away September 23, 2014 in Brooksville, FL. Wilbur grew up in Youngsville, NY and graduated from the Youngsville Central Rural School in 1944. He joined the US Army and served in the Philippine Islands. After his return, he was employed by the Bell Telephone Company. He traveled to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and worked on the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line ), a series of radar stations built to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold War. He later re-located to Florida and continued to work for telephone communication companies until his retirement. During the summer months, he frequently returned to the Sullivan County area staying at Masten Lake, celebrating July 4th and visiting friends and relatives.
His hobbies included photography and collecting cameras. He enjoyed new inventions such as the first Polaroid and movie cameras. He liked gardening and growing fruit trees.
Wilbur was predeceased by his only brother, Harold P. Kespert and his parents. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Florence Kespert of Oneonta, NY and two nieces, Kathy (Mike) Orr of Princeton, ID and Laurie (Tom) Trelease of Oneonta, NY.