Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CMPD Officer Andrew Paul "Andy" Molatch, 56

Over the weekend CMPD Officer Andy Molatch passed away. 

Those who knew Andy had expected the worse over the last month or so, but couldn't help but think he would somehow beat that "C" word.  Andy was full of life even battling cancer he was going at life full throttle. 

To say he'll be missed is an understatement, he was missed at CMPD, ask anyone about Andy and you're likely to start a long conversation with a dozen colorful stories. After 30 years you'd expect a few stories, but Andy had some of the best. Andy left CMPD in 2010.

Beyond CMPD Andy has a life that was never "off duty" more about Andy's life in his own words - Police officers, like other public servants, must find work to supplement their families. I worked night shift for years and did carpentry by day. For the last 34 years, I’ve have “moonlighted” in the carpentry and furniture making trades, while at the same time, pursuing my passion for photography.

Andy's official obituary is below, he'll be formally remembered today at the First Baptist Church in Indian Trail, North Carolina. The service tonight is at 7.

Andrew Paul "Andy" Molatch, 56, of Stanfield, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 6, 2014.

Andy lived every day of his life honoring his Beloved Savior, Jesus Christ.

His is remembered as a loving husband, father, CMPD officer and chaplain.

Andy never met a stranger or missed an opportunity to share his love for Jesus. His other passions included hunting with his family, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and building furniture and endless projects.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise; his sons Jordan and Graham; daughters in law, Heather and Keri; grandson, Logan ;special son, Shawn McMichael; brothers, Greg, Walter, and Stephen; sister, Barbara; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he was blessed with countless brothers and sisters in Christ. He will be especially missed by a multitude of young people who knew him as a mentor/friend.

* In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Wilderness Scout Ministries 


Anonymous said...

Andy was a stand up guy...... Great cop, family man, mentor, and true Christian..... The list is long. I am proud to say he was my friend and I will miss him terribly. His memorial service was a fitting tribute to his life.....

Anonymous said...

An inspiration to anyone who knew him even briefly. He truly walked the walk in everyway. He will be missed but we hope to see him again.

Anonymous said...

The first time I met him 24 years ago, he scared me. But that was his crusty outside.

There are 3 types of people in the world; sheep, wolves and sheep dogs.
He was definitely a sheep dog. That exterior looked mean but he was not, unless you were a wolf. He watched his flock faithfully.

Andy was a standup guy. He will be missed.