James “Jaime” Robert Moore passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born in Rochester, New York on November 1, 1970 and was raised in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated Riverview High School in 1989. In 1991 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completion of basic training he was deployed to Bitberg, Germany for his assignment as a firefighter. He later returned to the U.S. and was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. He married his high school sweetheart Teri Tacktill in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1995, at which time he and Teri decided to call Brevard County home. He continued his career as a firefighter/paramedic with the Cocoa Fire Department, joining the department in 1995. He was also a member of the International Association of Firefighters Cocoa #2416, and received numerous awards and recognitions over the years for exemplary service. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant early in his career and remained in that capacity until his retirement late 2017.
Jaime is survived by his loving wife Teri Moore, daughter Lauren Moore, mother Clare Crawford Moore, brothers Aaron Moore & Ian Moore, step-father Felix Arusiewicz, brother-in-law Scott Tacktill, mother-in-law Kay Tacktill, and sister-in-law Michelle Moore. He is preceded in death by his son Ryan Moore and his father Robert Moore. He is also preceded in death by grandparents Katherine & Robert Moore.
Jaime was a dedicated husband, father, brother, and son. He was a friend with a true heart of gold. As a proud firefighter, he would be the first to help on or off the job. He was an advocate for first responders battling PTSD and helped to take a stand when a voice needed to be heard. He had nicknames for most, and a joke for any situation. The laughter and joy he has brought to others is immeasurable. He conquered many things in his life that he was proud of, including the Appalachian Trail. To those who have known him, it has been our honor. He will now rest easy with his beloved Ryan by his side to look over us all.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera, Florida. The interment will be held at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scoottsmoor, Florida at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, Cocoa Firefighters Association, , Local 2416,
“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us” - Helen Keller