Chief Matthew A. Stofflet, 47, of Douglassville, passed away at his residence on Sunday December 27, 2020.
Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Donald L. Stofflet and Anna M. Rhoads.
Matthew was a 1991 graduate of Boyertown High School. Chief Stofflet began serving the public when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1991 where he finished his service as a corporal. Chief Stofflet then received a degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University. From 1996 to 2005, Chief Stofflet worked as a CERT officer for the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Additionally, Chief Stofflet worked as a federal police officer at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After working on the federal level, Stofflet began working for the Spring City Police Department and eventually started at the West Pottsgrove Township Police Department in 2007. Chief Stofflet is also a graduate of the 275th session of the FBI National Academy.
Chief Stofflet was an asset to his department and strived on the principles of community-oriented policing. He will be greatly missed by not only his fellow officers, but his family and the community that he’s proudly served for the last years.
Survived by his son Nick Rubino husband of Jenny; daughters Madi Palatucci wife of Justin and Sam Stofflet companion of Doug; Nicole Rubino, mother of children; grandchildren Hayden and two grandsons on the way; brother Mark Stofflet husband of Lauri; sisters Angela Stofflet and Barbara Stofflet; nieces and nephews Katie, Jackie, MJ, Luke, Jack, Kyle, Alex, and Evelyn; step-mother Barbara Stofflet; step-brothers Chris Stauffer husband of Stacie, Toby Stauffer husband of Jeri, and Ben Stauffer companion of Angela; step-sister Barbi Stauffer; step-nieces and nephews Chloe, Jackson, Alyssa, Aaron, Logan, Jada, and Taliah; and his beloved dog Pepper.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, visitation will be held the same day from 9:00-10:45 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s memory to the West Pottsgrove Police Association, 980 Grosstown Rd., Stowe, PA 19464 or to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at Support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : Lifeline