ClossCLOSS, Maurice Joseph (Moe)
Moe died peacefully at Metropolitan Hospital on September 10, 2014 with family by his side. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Miki, his children, Paul Closs (Lowanna) and Patricia Mulvey (Kevin), and his step-children, Keith, Wayne and Cory Fromm. He was much loved by and most proud of his grandchildren, Cathleen, Danielle and Jocelyn, and his step- grandchildren Maren, Justin, Sage and Gregory. Dear brother of late Leon Closs and Gerald Closs. Moe was born December 14, 1927 in Toronto and grew up in Oshawa where he began working at a young age after the early death of his father. Moe had a long and accomplished career in the automotive industry. He started working at GM in Oshawa in 1943 at the age of 15, and then moved to Ford and eventually to Chrysler in Windsor where he continued to work for 30 years. He was the President of Chrysler Canada from 1980 until his retirement in 1989, and was appointed Vice President of Chrysler Corporation in 1981 under Lee Iacocca. He was President of Chrysler Canada when the Chrysler Minivan was launched in Windsor in 1983. Moe was made an Honorary Colonel of the Windsor Service Battallion, Canadian Army, in 1989, and was the recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor the same year. In addition to his passion for cars, Moe enjoyed golf, wintering in Florida and extensive international travel. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to thank the Staff of Metropolitan Hospital for their care and kindness. A Memorial Visitation will take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. (corner of Tecumseh and Banwell) on Sunday September 21, 2014 from 7-9pm. Visitation will take continue on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 10:30 am until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Moe’s life at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

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