Charles A. Quigley
March 28, 1948
April 13, 2017
On April 13, 2017, Central Police Officer Charles A. “Quigs” Quigley passed away. Mr. Quigley was known for his service as a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Philadelphia Firefighter. In addition, he was an active Police Officer within the Philadelphia School District. He served as an officer in Central for six years, where he could be seen making wisecracks at the upperclassmen entrance, cheering on various sports teams, and enforcing a safe environment throughout the school. He celebrated his 69th birthday two weeks before he passed.
“SPO Quigley was a character. I will miss his colorful stories about life and his big laugh. I will remember his welcoming smile each morning at the senior door. He will be sorely missed by the Central High School Community.”
– President Timothy McKenna
“Quigley came to every football game. He was a great supporter who was always there to shake our hands when we came on and off the field.”
-Collin Washington (276)
“In general, he was a solid man who took care of his familial obligations and looked out for the welfare of other people before his own.”
-School Librarian Mr. Lobron
“My partner, my friend. I am going to miss you. Your smart comments and your sneaky grin will long be remembered in my heart and my mind. You are my batman, my rock, my partner-in-crime. You were always there when i needed you. I will miss you. See you soon my good friend”
-S.P.O. Regina Rankin (Robin)
Quigs dedicated his life to his country, his community, and his family. He will be dearly missed by the Central community.
Danny Holdsman (276)