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Monday September 13th, 2021
10:00am - 11:45am

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Jesse R. Moate

Jesse R. Moate, 34, of 109 W Sixth Street, Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday morning (September 7, 2021). He was born January 3, 1987 in St. Marys, PA a son of Richard and Veronica Caldwell Moate, Emporium.

In 2005, Jesse graduated from Cameron County High School where he had received multiple accolades for his grades, perfect attendance, and his involvement in track & field. After graduation, Jesse went into the Air Force and embarked on a 14-year journey that would take him to such locations as Georgia, Colorado, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Korea (among other places.) While in the Air Force, Jesse would acquire high level security clearances that would prohibit him from telling his family exactly what he did for a living. When asked, all he could tell you was "I look at a screen all day and it has to do with national security." In 2008, he would rekindle an elementary school flame and marry Amber K. Hostler of Ridgway. In November, they would have their first son; Jesse Richard Moate, Junior. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen health issues, Jesse Junior's stay on Earth would only last a few days. This devastated Jesse but he and Amber would go on to have three more children; Jaslyn, Ricky (named after his grandfather,) and Jimmy (named after his Uncle James.) Jesse loved being a father. He loved going on vacations and doing fun things with his kids. He also enjoyed music and writing poetry/song lyrics. He was an avid football fan and loved cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and the Cameron County Red Raiders. In 2019, Jesse moved back to his hometown of Emporium where he bought a house on West Sixth Street. Jesse loved his friends and he loved his family. He would frequently run errands and do favors for his loved ones. He had a great sense of humor, an infectious smile, and was very good at helping people forget about their problems. Jesse was the kind of guy that you were proud to call your friend, brother, son, dad, etc. and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a daughter, Jaslyn R. Moate; two sons, Richard J. Moate; James E. Maverick Moate; brother, James D. Moate; brother, Jacob A. Moate; sister, Sarah A. Moate; sister, Karrie L. Moate; sister, Michelle L. Moate; brother, Dalton Joseph Moate; brother, Richard Glenn Moate; brother, Glenn Edward Moate; sister, Linda Mae Moate; sister, Lily Ann Moate; brother, Cameron Thomas Moate; sister, Nicole Moate Grovanz; maternal grandfather, Joseph Caldwell.

Jesse was preceded in death by a son Jesse R. Moate, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Lily Byers; maternal grandmother, Linda M. Caldwell; paternal grandfather, Edward D. Moate.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday from 10:00 AM-11:45 AM where a Military Service will be held by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the visitation.

Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Driftwood, PA

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My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Moate family at this very sad time. I want to share with you a father's prayer by General Douglas MacArthur. "By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder — infinitely prouder — to be a father.

A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life.

And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father Who Art in Heaven.'"

In the early days of that war and campaign, MacArthur acknowledged his dependence on a Heavenly Father when he composed "A Father's Prayer":

"Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

"Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee — and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

"Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail …"

"Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

"And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously.

"Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.

"Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, 'I have not lived in vain.'"

I am a very close forever friend to your grandparents Joseph and Linda Bauer Caldwell.
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Donna Berry Olberding Artzer Sep 16 2021 5:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Moate

Petra S Sep 15 2021 1:08 PM

My thoughts go out to Jesse's family during this time. I will forever remember him for his quick wit and his caring ways.

Sheila Hudson Sep 13 2021 7:56 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moate family at this very sad time.

Donna Holly Sep 12 2021 5:22 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Rick and Veronica and all of Jesse's family.

Jennie and Lauren Songer Sep 11 2021 1:40 PM

I wish I could find words that would comfort all who knew Jesse. This comes as a very saddening shock to me.

Dave Rapp Sep 10 2021 11:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Moate

Arlene Petrazio Sep 10 2021 11:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Moate

Cindy L. Davies Sep 10 2021 7:23 PM

Sincere condolences to all members of Jesse's family. I pray that with all the good memories You have of Jesse; you will smile once again.

Jeannie Garrigan Sep 10 2021 10:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Moate

Terri Cunningham Sep 10 2021 10:46 AM

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