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Granddaughter: Family, farming were late farmer's 2 passions

Published On: Aug 19 2013 09:33:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 05:22:18 AM CDT

An 81-year-old man rescued from under a tractor in Windsor Township passed away over the weekend.

WINDSOR TWP., Pa. -

An 81-year-old man rescued from under a tractor in Windsor Township passed away over the weekend.

69 News has been following this story since the rescue last Monday and now the family speaks out about his life.

"He was the backbone to our family. He loved having family picnics and family get-togethers with everybody," said Moll's granddaughter Kelly McCauley.

That is Kelly McCauley describing her late grandfather, David Moll. First responders came to Moll's house last Monday after a neighbor found him pinned under a tractor.

"There were two tow truck men who showed up unexpectedly just showing if they could do anything to help. And they needed them because the fire department did not have the jacks they needed to get to my grandfather. They just thankfully showed up to get him out," said McCauley.

Moll was transported to the Lehigh Valley Medical Center and later died on Saturday. But his family says he will always be remembered for his love of farming.

"His two passions were family and farming. And that is how he passed away. He passed away farming and he passed away surrounded by his family. We were all by his bedside," said McCauley.

As the family prepares for funeral services later this week, McCauley says they are supporting each other and looking for moments to remember her grandfather.

"We are all just sticking together as a family. It helps when we find signs of comfort such as a rainbow that is seen the day that he passes. Those things just let us know he's looking down on us and telling us he is ok now," said McCauley.