John Alan Moffat
2 June , 1951 – 6 July , 2019
A Fresno native, John Moffat was a CPA practicing for almost 40 years serving clients primarily in the San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area. Through business friendships John became involved in community service early on in his career. Serving on numerous non-profit boards for over 30 years, he was very involved in redevelopment efforts for downtown Fresno as well as historic preservation projects within the greater Fresno community. Most important and close to his heart though was his service for church and love for his church family.
John’s interests were varied and included a lifelong love of sports, as both a player and spectator, a love of Shakespeare, poetry, the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, and music – most profoundly jazz. John grew up listening to many great jazz musicians and played saxophone from elementary school through college. His love and appreciation of music was an essential part of his daily life.
John has many long-time local friends in Fresno with whom he attended Fresno High School and California State University, Fresno. Those, and many other friends in his life, his family and colleagues, know him as a good man, a person of integrity, as someone who always loved helping others, and a man of deep faith, possessing a wonderful sense of humor and love of life.
John’s family includes his wife Jill, his mother Pat Moffat, his sister Barbara Henkel, his niece Catherine Hopkins, his nephew Andrew Henkel, and five grand nieces and nephews.
A service will be held on Thursday, July 25, at 6PM at the Fig Garden Swim and Racquet Club, 4722 North Maroa, Fresno, CA 93704. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 280 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93704.
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John Alan Moffat
20 July 2019
We will greatly miss John. He was a true friend. He was a great listener, loved to take on new challenges, and had a way of making you feel that he felt what you were feeling. He and I shared many moments of faith and it was easy to admire him for not only his work, but what he was made of and his positive view of life. Our hearts go out out to ill and the entire Moffat family. Wendy and I and Michael, Jenny and Stephanie are truly saddened, but we also know that John is part of God's plan. We will be away on July 25 and would have liked to have communicated these feelings in person. But, Jill. please know if there is anything that we can do, please don't hesitate to call or email. Joe Penbera
Carol Godfrey (Matteson)
16 July 2019
I worked for John for 8 years and found him to be kind, considerate and compassionate. Jill and Pat, so sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories. Prayers headed your way.