Retiring in 2008 following 22 years as an accountant for the City of Portland, Chuck Moffitt passed away this last February of natural causes.
Chuck became active in the Oregon AFSCME retirees organization, serving as president of the Portland chapter and vice president of the state chapter.
While at the City, Chuck served as steward, executive board officer, and vice president of AFSCME Local 189 as well as served as treasurer of Oregon AFSCME.
Chuck’s friends remember him as a skilled parliamentarian who kept meetings on track. Chuck fought for what he believed, he also fought for the underdog, and didn’t like management bullies. When Chuck wasn’t fighting for the underdogs and serving his union Chuck was active in the American Legion , the Elks Club, and Chuck served as president of Portland Bowling Association.
“Charles E. Moffitt was born in Portland, Oct. 5, 1952, the son of a longshore worker. He graduated from Beaverton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from 1971 to 1984, spending the last five years as an chemical weapons instructor at Fort Lewis, Washington. While in the Army, he attended college, and earned a bachelors degree in accounting at St. Martin’s University” (nwLaborPress, Feb 2019)
Chuck Moffitt is survived by his wife Robin Mariani-Moffitt, a retired City of Portland 911 dispatcher and fellow Local 189 officer; and three daughters: Ali Blanchard, Juli Moffitt, and Tori Smythe.