Jesse Moreno, 88, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 6:20 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Majestic Care of Goshen. Jesse was born on October 15, 1934, in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Abelino and Refugia (San Miquel) Moreno. Jesse came to South Bend when he was 12 years old. On June 1, 1963, he married the love of his life, Patricia (Chlebowski) Moreno, in South Bend, where they remained lifelong residence.
Jesse served in the U. S. Army as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After his Army days, he worked at Krizman Manufacturing for 40 years. Following his retirement from Krizman, Jesse decided to go to work with his son, Tim, building custom cabinetry.
Jesse had a love for sports. He showed his love of sports by coaching youngsters. His coaching began with Little League baseball, starting with the Minors, then the Majors and eventually coaching the Senior League. Jesse also coached an adult traveling league called The Mexican American League. He also coached basketball for the 5th-6th graders and the 7th-8th graders at Saint Adalbert Elementary School. Jesse was a people person and many still called him “Coach Jesse”. And last but not least, Jesse loved Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs.
Surviving Jesse is his wife of 59 years, Patricia (Chlebowski) Moreno, his three sons, Timothy A. Moreno of New Carlisle, Troy M. (Tricia) Moreno of South Bend, and Trevor L. (Kimberly) Moreno of Greenwood, IN. Also surviving Jesse are his seven grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Tristin and his wife Hanna, Olivia, Nickolas, Tanner, Elizabeth, Brian, and Lilyanna. Jesse is also survived by two sisters, Maria Hernandez of South Bend, and Rose Moreno of Pittsburg, PA. and by his four brothers, Tony Moreno of South Bend, Domingo Moreno of South Bend, Sonny (Petra) Moreno of South Bend, and Johnny (Lucy) Moreno of South Bend along many nieces and nephews. Jesse is preceded in death by his mother, Refugia (San Miquel) Moreno, his father, Abelino Moreno, his brothers, Silverio Moreno, Raymond Moreno and Guieremo “Willy” Moreno.
The family is following Jesse’s wish to be cremated and will have a celebration of Jesse’s life at a later date. The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” and Cremation Service handled arrangements and extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Moreno family and friends. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory, please visit http://www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com
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