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“Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hill,
From the sky.
All is well, Safely rest,
God is nigh.”

Chief Charles Belgie Jr

  Chief Charles Belgie, Jr., Fire Chief and Fire Marshall of over 35  years, will be remembered as a wonderful father and uncle, a veteran, a  vital member of Moon Township and a friend to all. A man who set  standards for Moon Township Emergency Services.  Chief Belgie passed  away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital at the  age of 88. He was born in Pittsburgh on March 18, 1930 to the late  Blanche (Bernard) and Charles Belgie, Sr. On September 5, 2013, he was  predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gloria Jane (Merriman) Belgie. In  addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son,  Lary W. Belgie, sisters Dorothy Della and Helen Faye Dunmire and his  brother Alfred Belgie. He is the beloved father of Gary Belgie and Jimmy  Belgie; loving grandfather of Zach Belgie (Maggie); proud great  grandfather of Katie Jane Belgie. Chief Belgie’s career in the fire  service spanned 73 years. He rose through the ranks of the Moon Township  Volunteer Fire Dept. walking in his Dad’s footsteps. He began as a fire  fighter moving to assistant chief and then became Chief when his Dad  retired. He held the titles of Fire Chief, Fire Marshall and Arson  Inspector for 35 years. He had a selfless nature and patience to teach.  Charlie was a father figure, mentor and a leader to many of the younger  fireman. He slowly built up the Department to what it is today.  Charlie  joined the US. Navy and served during the Koran War and received a  commendation for duty in a combat zone and a good conduct medal. After  the war, he took the position of lineman for Bell Telephone. Later he  became an installer of PBX equipment with AT&T. Upon retirement, he  continued his public service as Emergency Management Coordinator for the  Township of Moon. Charlie was a member of the Fire Department  Instructors Conference, Tri-State Seminars, the National Fire Academy in  Maryland, Allegheny County Fire Chief’s Association, International  Association of Fire Chiefs and Ohio Valley Fireman’s Association. He  also was a member of the Red Knights Motor Cycle Club, Patriot Guard  Riders Motor Cycle Club, Tin Can Sailors Association, PA Fire and  Emergency Services Institute. He loved Moon Township and was the driving  force for the 911 Memorial and Memorial Garden. He was well respected  for his knowledge and involvement. Visitation Thursday 6-8 and Friday  2-4 6-8 at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. Further visitation  on Saturday at the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department, PSB 1000  Beaver Grade Road from 12 Noon until time of service at 1 PM. Cavalcade  will process to Sharon Cemetery for the committal. In lieu of flowers,  family suggests donations in his name to The Childhood Leukemia  Foundation 

List of Deceased Members Since Memorial Day 2017

Joseph E. Arnold  -  11/11/18


Louis R. Gilberti Sr - Army   8/19/18

William B. "Bill" Stawiany -  Army   7/27/18

Joseph A. Balogh  -  Navy   3/22/18

Kenneth Morrison  - ARMY   7/17/17

Robert Hetherington -  ARMY   9/29/17

Beverly Howard     -  ARMY   10/29/17

Russel Musta -  ARMY   12/22/17