Charles "Chip" Pritchett, a retired East Norriton police officer
, of Berwyn, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 58 years old. Born Jan. 22, 1955, in Norristown, he was the son of Dorothy (nee Lock) Pritchett and the late Charles Pritchett and the beloved husband of Robin (nee Owens) Pritchett with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Robin, and his mother, Dorothy, Charles is survived by his two sons, Charles "Chad" Pritchett and Riley Pritchett; his sister, Sharon Kuznick, and her husband, Ed; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog "Harley."
Chip was an avid auto and motorcycle enthusiast who really enjoyed anything with an engine in it. He was an avid bicyclist and completed several "Tour de Shore" bike rides. Chip was an instructor with the Montgomery County Regional Motorcycle Unit.
Chip was a 34 year veteran of law enforcement. He served as patrol sergeant with the East Norriton Township Police Department from August 1978 to February 2007. Here he participated in hiring and promotional interview boards, he was an instructor of firearms and emergency vehicle operations and he supervised a Uniformed Patrol Unit. Chip was then deputy director for the Municipal Police Academy at Montgomery County Community College from February 2007 until his retirement.
Relatives, friends, and fellow officers are invited to share in Chip's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Tuesday October 22, at 2 p.m. Calling hours will be on Monday, Oct.21, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at Boyd-Horrox of East Norriton 200 West Germantown Pike, 1-800-GIVNISH. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chip's name can be made to the FOP Survivors Fund at www.fopsurvivorsfund.com
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