James Moriarty
1989 - 2016
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James "Jimmy" Francis Moriarty
1989-2016
We mourn the loss of our son, brother and soldier, Staff Sergeant James "Jimmy" Francis Moriarty, 27, who was killed while on active duty in Jordan on November 4th. Anyone who met him would agree that he was one of the most kind, warm, and brilliant people they ever had the pleasure to know. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He enlisted in the US Army on September 13th, 2011. He attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection in May of 2012 and was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. He graduated in December of 2013 as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. Upon graduation, he was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He has deployed three times to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of contingency operations. A Houston native, Jimmy attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and then the University of Texas where he received a B.A. in Economics and was a member of the Sigma Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by his parents, Houston lawyer James R. Moriarty, his mother, Cindy Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas, and his sisters Rebecca Moriarty of Houston, Texas and Melissa Moriarty of Bogotá, Colombia. Services are to be held at the gymnasium of Annunciation Orthodox School, 3600 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston, Texas at 2:30PM on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. We welcome all who would like to be present to support Jimmy's family. Funeral services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.



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Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 10, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
NOV
12
Service
02:30 PM
Annunciation Orthodox School gymnasium
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May 30, 2017
James is an inspiration to us all and the world is a better place because of his bravery. We send our condolences to his loved ones.
Alan Carbonara
Acquaintance
May 28, 2017
Speaking on behalf of many parishioners at the Santa Clara De Asis Catholic Church in Yorba Linda, California, please know Jimmy, his family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers this Memorial Day Weekend. His last true measure of devotion to his country is appreciated by millions and he will never be forgotten! God Bless Jimmy, those closest to him and The United States of America!
John Whichard
April 24, 2017
SJ Alum offering condolences.
Mark Kinkead
Classmate
November 29, 2016
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Moriarty Family know that we just made a small donation to the Green Beret Foundation in honor of James "Jimmy" Francis Moriarty US Army Staff Sergeant. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you safe and strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
November 26, 2016
I was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Brother Moriarty. While I never had the honor of meeting Jimmy, I pledge the SigEp Patriots Project will never forget him, his service, and the sacrifices he made for our country.

Fraternally and Respectfully,

Chief Ed Jones, USN
NY Eta '96
SigEp Patriots Project
Ed Jones
November 25, 2016
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs2@gmail.com) is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman411@gmail.com with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
November 18, 2016
I am sorry to learn of your loss. Jimmy and your family will be in my prayers.
John Sicola
November 18, 2016
Our family is sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Amy CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
November 16, 2016
Cindy & Jim, words can not express how sorry I am for your son's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve Jim's death. We thank you for his service to our country! Sheree Martin in Atlanta, GA (was Married to Howard Nations)
Sheree Martin
November 13, 2016
My heart and prayers go out to this family over their loss. No words can express how sorry I am to see this. I didn't know this fine young man or his family but mr. Moriarty is the reason we have the amazing life we have here in the United States. He joins thousand of other heroes that we need to thank god for. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us and I'm forever thankful. When I hug my grandsons and think how blessed I am to have them I need to always remember how short and fragile life is. God bless this fine young man and his family.
Charlie Holmes
November 12, 2016
I remember Jimmy at AOS. I taught him fifth grade Science. I have your family in my prayers and pray that all your special memories of Jimmy will help each of you find peace. I am sorry for your loss and thank Jimmy for his service.
Jan Fertitta
Jan Fertitta
November 11, 2016
I remember Jimmy well from his days at AOS. My heart goes out to all of his family. I will continue to pray for you.
Elaine DeAlmeida
November 11, 2016
Thinking of you and your family at this very tragic time.
Al and Peggy Reading
November 11, 2016
May the Lord comfort and strengthen this family in their mourning for their son and brother.
RIP
Omar Elizondo
November 11, 2016
God Bless him and keep him forever.
Our prayers to his family andTthe grace of the Lord be with you all.
Alamo Family
November 11, 2016
May the Lord comfort and strengthen this family in their mourning of their son and brother.
RIP
Omar Elizondo
November 11, 2016
Jim: Meredith Alexander and I share the condolences for your loss of Jimmy and we are thankful of his service to this country.
please know that we are thinking of you and Jimmy.

Fielding
November 11, 2016
It is with great sadness that we offer you our most sincere condolences. We were privileged to know your precious child. Jimmy was a joy, he and left special memories in our hearts.
Graciela and Verle Downey
November 11, 2016
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Gena Carter
November 10, 2016
He was a distinguished Army Soldier admired for his courage, brave deeds and noble qualities. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Blue Star Mothers of America - Houston Texas Chapter
Beth Durham-Gillett
November 10, 2016
God Bless this wonderful soldier. My prayers are with his family. God Bless you all.
D Wilson
November 10, 2016
Hand Salute to this American Hero! From an old Marine to a young soldier, I salute you! Semper Fi RIP!
LArry MUse
November 9, 2016
Jim,

Janie and I extend our condolences. No way to express our gratitude for Jimmy's sacrifice and service to this nation. May you find some measure of peace in this time of mourning. Know that your friends are with you in spirit. God bless you.
Steven Morgan
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