Aleman, Moses

Moses Aaron Aleman

January 16, 1931 - November 27, 2020

Moses Aaron Aleman, Sr. “Papa Moe” of McKinney, Texas passed away on November 27, 2020 at the age of 89. He was born on January 16, 1931 to Arturo L. and Antonia (Garza) Aleman in Austin, Texas.  Moses married Gloria Torres on May 29, 1952.  He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in August 1953. Moses had over 62 years of professional experience in the investigations & security field with over 40 of those years in Civil Aviation Security. His experience consisted of 7 years as Special Agent, OSI (IG) USAF, 4 years as Special Agent, FBI, U.S. Dept of Justice, 7 years as Lead Investigator for General Dynamics Corp., 22 years as an Aviation Security Specialist, FAA, U.S. Dept of Transportation, and over 22 years as owner and president of AVSEC Consulting Co., an aviation security consulting firm. During his FAA career he was detailed on numerous occasions to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations) to direct aviation security technical assistance initiatives for the governments of over 50 countries both in English and Spanish.  Moses’ life work spanned 126 locations in 56 countries, and he was respected around the world as an Aviation and Security expert. He was a lay leader, deacon, and volunteer music leader in Spanish and English speaking Baptist churches in Texas, Florida, Virginia, Panama and Bangkok, Thailand. He was loved and respected by all that he served. Some words that have been used to describe him are kind, wonderful, amazing, a gracious man filled with God’s love. He loved His Lord and people and was such a blessing to so many.  Moses was a gifted musician who played the piano and button accordion and was an avid storyteller.

He is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Gloria T. Aleman; children, Moses A Aleman, Jr. wife, Donna Pressley Aleman of Lyman, South Carolina, Gregory Aleman of Warrenton, Virginia, Patricia Ellersieck and husband, Eric of Escondido, California, Raymond Aleman of McKinney Texas, Karen Dishman and husband, Wayne of McKinney,Texas, Sylvia Blair and husband, Charles of Nokesville, Virginia; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Eunice Aleman Gonzalez of Austin Texas; brother, Daniel Aleman and wife, Ella of Rockwall, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Moses was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur G. and Samuel G. Aleman; and grandchildren, Benjamin Travis Dishman and Melissa Anne Aleman.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A private graveside service will be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to The First Baptist McKinney Educational Scholarship Fund, 1615 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, Texas 75069.


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With great anticipation I just Goggled Moses.....for the first time. Today, I was telling my wife about him....for the unpteenth time. Mo and I served together with OSI in Panama, 1952-54, .We worked together on several cases, and our friendship grew. Also. Mo was the best Spanish teacher , and I had several. A man of such character comes a few times, and Mo was one. I was so excited when I looked him up today and located him on line, then so saddened to read that he had passed, only recently. It is heartening to read of his life of such character and accomplishment, and be so fulfilled with having such a wonderful family. My condolences and best wishes to you, Mo's family. You are fortunate and blessed to have such a fine heritage. Sincerely, Tom Fish, Sisters, Oregon Thomas E Fish, January 4, 2021 Uncle Moses was one of my favorite people. His joy, laughter, and wisdom had always inspired me. My memories of him bring light to my heart. His deep faith was an inspiration to so many of us. I would listen to Uncle Moses and my dad, (Jim Glass) intently as they would discuss matters of the world and how things could be fixed if we only had the love. I will always remember his wonderful laugh and positive attitude. Niko {Patsy K.) & Vince Mariani, December 10, 2020 Uncle Moses was one of my favorite people. His joy, laughter, and wisdom had always inspired me. My memories of him bring light to my heart. His deep faith was an inspiration to so many of us. I would listen to Uncle Moses and my dad, (Jim Glass), intently as they would discuss matters of the world and how things could be fixed if we only had the love. I will always remember his wonderful laugh and positive attitude. Niko (Patsy K.) & Vince Mariani Mariani / Vince & Niko (Patsy K.), December 10, 2020 Mr. Aleman and Gloria are wonderful people. We met them through Charles and Sylvia when i was pastor of North Baptist in McKinney. He was always happy and kind and i always told him i hated filling out those ICAO flight plans when i flew overseas. He just laughed. We are praying for all the family. Bro. Danny (BBD) and Carolyn Buster Danny & Carolyn Buster, December 6, 2020 Moses was such a blessing to all of us at Emmanuel. He was always willing to "fill" in when a need arises in the music area. He was loved by all and always had a loving smile on his face. Gloria, I know you will miss him but the one encouraging thing to remember is we will see him again and I'm sure he will be singing when we see him. Praying for you. Susan Ayers, December 6, 2020 We were very blessed to know Moses and his family when we were at Emmanuel Baptist in Manassas, Virginia. We enjoyed being in the same Sunday School class with him and Gloria and going on class retreats. He was truly a man who walked with God. Gloria, you and all your family are in our prayers for peace and for decisions in the days to come. Carroll and Marian Hamilton, December 4, 2020 I only learned of the passing of Mr Aleman yesterday. My memories of him and Gloria AKA Aunt Birdie, are when I was a child. With my parents I did visit him and the family when they lived near DC, and they were gracious hosts. My heart goes out to the family he leaves behind. Safe journey sir and peace to those who loved him. Rose Carr and Frank Carr, December 4, 2020 KAren, so saddened by the news of your loss. One never really gets over the death of ones’ father- the pain lessens but the hole in your heart remains. We re praying for you and your family as you deal with last things for your Dad. We love you. Phyllis and Cliff Phyllis Randall, December 3, 2020 Heaven is rejoicing. Moses was a true friend and loved his Lord. A great family man. I had the pleasure of knowing the Aleman family while living in Manassas Virginia. Gloria, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley M Penny, December 3, 2020 I never met you, sir, but I know your daughter and she’s a jewel. I’m sure she got her good qualities from you and her mother. She will be missing you for a while, and then you will be together in eternity with the Savior. Thank you for teaching and leading your children to Him. Karol Wise, December 3, 2020 So sorry to of our friend and brother in Christ passing. Our prayers are with the family and Gloria. L.W. and Mickey Bolton, December 2, 2020 We have lots of fond memories of the times spent with Mo and Gloria and the Aleman children. They were wonderful friends and neighbors beginning with our first meeting them at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Virginia in the early 70’s. Our daughter, Stephanie, loved Papa Moe and Mema and they always treated her like one of their grandchildren. Gloria, please know that we are praying for you and your family. We love you all. Ed & Gail Cope, December 2, 2020 We are so sorry for your great loss. Moses was definitely a gifted man and we really enjoyed the time we knew him at Emmanuel. We pray that God will give you all comfort and know that you will see him again some day!, December 2, 2020 We will miss Uncle Moses dearly. His story telling and accordion playing are fond memories. Much love for Aunt Birdie and my cousins. Efren Efren Matthew Guedea, December 2, 2020 It was my honor to serve with Moses Aleman when I was interim pastor at First Baptist, Murphy TX. His love for the Lord and the people was contagious. He often told me of his joy as he led the congregation in worship. His humble manner and his faithful service blessed many lives across the world. Ed Spivey, December 2, 2020 Mr. Moses, I woke up thinking about heading to the house to sit and visit with you. For six months I have watched how meticulously you served your days. How precisely you counted and slid your belt through the loops of your pants as you counted them. How carefully you replaced the towels after you cleaned the counter or washed your hands. How we would have a "sing a long." I smile at the thought of you searching for words in the Word Search book. Those small things that have such great meaning to me. I had to get the leaves up out of my yard and guess what? That made me think of our walks as we wrestled through the leaves that rested on the sidewalk. (I didn't say anything when you wanted to "turn right in" to end the walk) Even then your demeanor was so "polite". "We don't have to go all the way down today," You would say. That let me know that perhaps your steps were becoming few. I didn't push. Sir, spending time with you every week was my HONOR. As I listened to your countless memories of your legacy in serving our country, how blessed and proud the world is because of you. I cannot imagine the shift this earthly departure will bring to your precious family. You know I will be praying for each of them. What a GIANT there was in you. I laughed the other day when I went in to prepare my breakfast. Yes, I had the little smokies. I had to share that memory with Sylvia. I will forever think about you with those little smokies. I do believe in the "reason, season, lifetime" theory. You, Sir, have given me a lifetime of value and self worth. I will take all I have learned from you and make good on it. I salute you, Mr. Moses Aleman. (proper pronunciation where the "A" is AH and the "E" is A) I will truly miss those, "Oh, good morning, Lynda. It is so nice to see you. I am glad you are here today." Not everyone wakes up with a smile. You always did, for me. Take Your Rest, Sir. Until we meet again, Lynda Lynda Dodd, December 2, 2020 Uncle Moe was one of the best story tellers ever. I always enjoyed listening to them and looked forward to hearing the next one when I got the chance to see him again. He was always in a good mood and I have shared with some of my cousins I don’t recall ever seeing him cross are mad. He was most definitely a feel good person who was always happy to see you. I will never forget him. Tom Guedea Jr (Tommy) Tom & Suzanne Guedea, December 1, 2020 Dear Gloria & Family, I was shocked to read on Facebook about Moe's passing & just wanted to send our sincere condolences to you all. We will always treasure the friendship we made with you both in Bangkok, Thailand & then when we moved to Montreal, Canada & my holiday with you in Washington DC. Thank you for your friendship over the years, always in our prayers. Love Clare, Malcolm & Murray 
Clare Stewart (Sutherland), December 1, 2020 What a wonderful man of God! His translation of student testimonies led to thousand of printed colorful papers that were handed out all over Central America! Prayerfully many decisions for Jesus were made because of his generosity in translation. To God be the glory, great things He has done! Grant T. Byrd, December 1, 2020