Jonathan was born on March 29, 1987. He was a gift from God to his parents, Celeste and Bob Moore.
Jonathan was greatly loved by his parents and immediate family. He grew up surrounded by his grandparents, Anna and Lorenzo Falcone and great grandparents, Celeste and Natalino Ceasare Orsilli. He was loved by his aunt and uncle Lucia and George Oram. He had one cousin, Christopher Oram, who was 2 months younger who grew up with him like a brother. The family was small but included his grandmother’s sister Giuseppina and her husband Anthony Finelli. Their daughter Maria Hooke was like another Aunt. She and her family Jeff, her husband and their children Joey and Bella completed the intimate family unit. Beyond that was a great and wonderful family of great aunts and uncles and a multitude of cousins of every generation. There’s nothing more beautiful than being part of a large Italian family whose lives center on faith and family and love. His last surviving grandmother, Anna Falcone, who is 98 years old had a very close and loving relationship with Jonathan. She has a devotion to Saint Padre Pio whose feast day is today. She gave each of her 2 grandsons a Padre Pio prayer card to keep in their cars when they began driving. She asks all of us to pray to Padre Pio for his intersession.
Jonathan attended St John the Evangelist Elementary School, St Vincent Pallotti High School, and High Point University. He also attended Maryland University Agricultural Program for Golf Management and Montgomery Community College Tech certificate program for Cyber Security where he was on the school's dean’s list.
He worked at various jobs starting as a teenager at Hampshire Greens Golf Course, Safeway Corp, and the Library of Congress job summer program. He was considered a very responsible, conscientious, hardworking, excellent employee by everyone who he ever worked for and was beloved by his supervisors and coworkers no matter where he worked. He was a gentle and kind young man. He always felt when he went past a homeless person he should give them something to help them.
Jonathan had many talents. In both elementary and high school he joined the band & played two instruments the trumpet & drums. It was so enjoyable for the family including Nonna to watch him play in concerts and at school sports events and everyone was very proud of him.
As a Boy Scout, in elementary school he achieved religious medals and for high school community service he volunteered at the Interfaith Clothing Center. He played CYO sports throughout elementary school such as soccer softball & basketball and in high school he played football and lacrosse where it was fun watching him play and score goals. He actually initiated and started a lacrosse team at High Point University too where they continue even today in championship games.
He was a computer expert with a talent for cybersecurity. You should see his elaborate game room set up where he spent time with his online gaming friends. Jonathan loved to take things apart and put them back together such as his great huge Lego projects. His hobby included taking apart and fixing even his cars this way. His Dad always marveled that Jonathan could get into the car after putting it back to together and drive off without a qualm. He always got it right.
Jonathan always watched the History, Smithsonian, or Discovery channels or some educational PBS broadcasts.
At times when the family had religious discussion of their Catholic faith they saw how much he retained from parochial Catholic schools. At one point when his mom stated, "Jonathan you know a lot," he then responded “Mom, of course, you did send me to all private Catholic schools."
On Saturday, September 3, Celeste and Bob lost their blessed son Jonathan. The grief of his death is overwhelming to all who knew and loved him. The loss to his parents is indescribable. Their aching hearts will never mend. The violence of it so difficult to bear.
Visitation will begin at 10:30am on Friday, September 23 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church - 4101 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853; where the Memorial Mass will begin at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD.
Our deep Faith, Hope and Trust in God and His love and Mercy is what will give us the strength to endure the grief and Jonathan’s loss in the years ahead. We can look forward to being reunited with all our loved ones through God’s love and mercy.
May God embrace Jonathan now and forever.