George Matey, Jr., 85, of
40 Fox Fire Lane Danville PA passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009 at
Bloomsburg Healthcare Center Bloomsburg PA. He moved to Danville PA from
Sewaren (Woodbridge Twp.) NJ in 1989. He was born May 5, 1924 in
Czechoslovakia the son of the late George, Sr. and Susan Beres Matey.
He graduated from Perth
Amboy High School in New Jersey in 1941. He served in the United States
Army Air Corps during World War II as a Cadet. During his service he was
awarded the World War II Victory Medal , American Theatre Service Medal and
Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a
degree in Design Mechanical Engineering and received his Masters Degree from
Rutgers University in New Jersey. Mr. Matey was employed as the Apprentice
Coordinator of four Middlesex County NJ Vo-Tech Evening Schools where he
also taught drafting and design, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of Grove
Presbyterian Church Danville PA where he served as a Deacon. An avid pilot,
his greatest enjoyment was constructing and flying his 5/8th
scale British World War II Hawker Hurricane aircraft to the Annual
Experimental Aircraft Association Convention in Oshkosh Wisconsin where he
won an award for the best home built aircraft. He was also a member of the
Danville Airport in Riverside PA.
He is survived by his wife
of 62 years Marge Illes Matey whom he married July 26, 1947. He is also
survived by one daughter Karen J. Carlomano of Edison NJ and one sister
Susan Babecki of Fords NJ. Also surviving is one niece and several
nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister Ann Cheripka.
A Celebration of George’s
life will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Grove
Presbyterian Church 330 Bloom Street Danville PA with the Rev. Dr. Robert J.
Andrews officiating. Burial will be private in the Memorial Garden at the
church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grove Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.