Charles Edward "Chuck" Rutter passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 surrounded by his beloved family. Husband of 47 years to the love of his life, Cathy Emanuele Rutter whom he adored and loved beyond measure. The most devoted and all-giving Daddy to his three children, Séan Rutter (Erin,) Genna Kicinski (Drew,) and Francesca Scappe (Anthony.) Working countless jobs to provide for his family, he always found time to make Saturday French Toast for them, before heading to the zoo or aviary for the day. Nothing came before his family. The true sparkle in his kind blue eyes came with the birth of his nine Grandchildren. He celebrated each of their accomplishments and was always an involved Pap Pap to Lewis, Ella, Charlie, Scotlyn, Tess, Ian, Vivian, Norah and Amara. Teacher and Coach were how most referred to him, for he taught many years for the Diocese of Pittsburgh at Central Catholic and Seton LaSalle High schools. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Chuck attended Michigan State University on a baseball scholarship. After graduation, he began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant for the Michigan State football team. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1970 and began his teaching career at Central Catholic High School and eventually Seton LaSalle High School until his retirement. His love for sports will live on in the countless athletes that he had coached, mentored and guided. Many still stayed close to him and included him as recently as last year coaching baseball at Seton LaSalle. They were his family as well. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Saturday August 28th from 3-6pm and on Sunday August 29th from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Monday August 30th, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 1:30pm.
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