Charles W. "Charlie" Moffatt

  • Died: November 7, 2021
  • Location: Kennedy Twp, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 80, of Kennedy Twp, formerly of Banksville, passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side, on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Husband of the late Jeanne M. (Donley) Moffatt; son of the late William and Margaret (Steinert) Moffatt; loving father of Patrick (Sandra) Moffatt, Bridget (Joe) Simunovic, Maggie (Rich) Dwyer; brother of the late Bobby (Janet) Moffatt, late Pat (late Bill) Waugh; Amazing Pappy of Declan, Siobhan, and Brigh, Moffatt, Max and Ella Simunovic, Casey (Mike) Johnson, Chase and Rylee Dwyer; great Pappy of Rowan Johnson and godfather of Sean (Chelsea) Foley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Charlie was proud of his roots in the Hill District and Oakland. He graduated from Schenley High School, served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, and graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh (H2P). Charlie joined the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in 1967 and served 36 years working his way through the ranks to the position of Deputy Chief. In 2004, Charlie retired from the City of Pittsburgh to be named Superintendent of the Allegheny County Police, where he served for twelve years, retiring in 2016. Charlie was dedicated to serving his country and community only after being a kind, devoted, and loving husband, father, Pap and great grandfather. Friends welcome WEDNESDAY 3-8pm & THURSDAY 2-4, 7-9PM, WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am FRIDAY, St. Raphael the Archangel Parish-St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation suggested to Leukemia Foundation, 333 E Carson St # 441E, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and the UPMC Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Patrick, Bridgett, Maggie and the whole family . . . well this could go on and on but, I'll try to be brief. Of the many qualities I admired about your dad, the most valuable lesson I learned from him was how very hard he tried to pay his respects to the families of those who he knew had lost dear loved ones. No matter how inconvenienced he may have been - he realized it meant the world to the family that he appear to pay his final respects and say true, kind, genuine words. I so very much admired that about him. I am deeply pained that I was not home to give back to him the same respect that he gave to so many through the years. Your dad was so proud of his family, his career his City! It showed! I am so sorry for your loss, but grateful for the many legacies he has left behind.

You will all remain in our loving thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Catherine MCNEILLY - Melbourne, FL - Coworker   November 14, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the family and he will be greatly missed.

Frank Marciw/Retired Police Chief

Posted by Frank Marciw - McKees Rocks, PA - Coworker   November 11, 2021

Chief Moffatt was a great guy, I had the privilege of working with him and also teasing him over the years about his resemblance at least to me of the actor Tommy Lee Jones, he would always laugh and say he wished he was, such a sweet and caring guy. A loss to everyone who knew him especially to his family. May the many memories shared bring you comfort in the days ahead. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Elaine Alter - Coworker   November 10, 2021

Pat and family: I am very sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. He was always a class act, a cop's cop and a good man. I always enjoyed working with him professionally and got along well with him personally. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all his loved ones.

Posted by Michael Hasch - Pittsburgh, PA   November 09, 2021

All of our deepest sympathy

Posted by Lee and Emily Pasquale - Little Nexk, NY - Family Friend   November 08, 2021

CHARLIE you will missed by so many. You story telling of you life stories are some of the best. Your love for your kids, and grandkids are un matched only for the great love for your late wife. Our lunches and dinners where some of the best of times. My God you knew everyone. And yes you would always smell like a cigar when you depart my shop. Rest know Charlie, you are with your wife again, Love ya Pal/Tell we meet again.. Pat Shaw

Posted by William SHAW - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   November 08, 2021

Charlie Moffatt was a great guy and a well respected leader! My condolences to his family. He will be missed by many!

Posted by Ray Hrabos - Coworker   November 08, 2021