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18 Aug

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Joseph James Moffett

December 3, 1952-August 5, 2021

On August 5, 2021, Joseph James Moffett, 68, an aviation enthusiast, received his own wings when the Lord called him home.

Joe was preceded in death by his father, James Patrick Moffett. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 45 years, Sally; daughters, Maureen and Allison Baird (Shawn); son, James (Leah); as well as nine grandchildren: MacKenzie, Madison, Savannah, Mollie Jo, Meghan, Logan, Soraya, Landon, and Joshua. He is also survived by his mother, Helen M. Moffett, and nine siblings: Robert (Laurel), Mary Ellen Rizzo (Sal), Thomas (Joan), Anne Miskin (Michael), Patrick, Margaret Fredian (Justin), Theresa Eiden (Paul), James (Cheryl), and Michael (Nicole); as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Many wonderful friends will also miss him.

Joe was born on December 3, 1952, in Rochester, New York, to James Patrick Moffett and Helen Margaret (Hodes) Moffett. He grew up in Rochester, New York, and Bernardsville, New Jersey. Family, the Church, and sports were integral parts of his early years. He played football, basketball, ice hockey, and golf. Joe studied electrical engineering, business administration, and accounting at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a Phi Sigma Kappa member and an All-Conference football player. Later, he would earn his Masters at Oxford University.

Joe worked for 46 years in the medical device sales and marketing industry earning patents for new products as well as awards for tops sales. He worked for large and small companies including three start-up companies which gave him his greatest challenges. He was dedicated to his work and to his teams, inspiring those around him to push the bounds of possibility to improve what was possible at the bedside.

In his years on Earth, Joe enjoyed life to the fullest and approached life with a “work hard play hard” philosophy. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he was fun-loving, competitive, and generous, the rock of our family and a mentor to many. Joe never backed down from a challenge that he could reasonably overcome and that resounded in all the things that he enjoyed (sports, flying, and woodworking) as well as his career. He wasn’t one to hold back but instead “left it all on the field.” He taught his children perseverance, the value of being a hard-working, honest citizen, and loving your family. Joe had a deep faith in God. We will all greatly miss his hearty contagious laugh, sense of humor, big heart, and unwavering support.

Calling hours will be held at St Francis of Assisi in San Antonio, TX on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. There will be a Celebration of Life from 4:30-5 pm and 7-7:30 pm to allow family and friends to share their memories of Joe. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10:00 am with light refreshments to follow. For those who may not be able to join, Mass will be streamed live. Private interment will be later at the convenience of his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joe’s honor to Angel Flight Oklahoma, at www.angelflight.com, or Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Joe’s life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.