Matar, Russell S.
Russell S. Matar age 62 of Manitowoc died unexpectedly Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his residence.
Russell was born on September 22, 1950 in Port Huron, MI son of Russell and Gloria (Thomas) Matar. He grew up in Port Huron and graduated from Port Huron Catholic High School in 1968. Russell moved to Manitowoc in the early 1970's and worked for the Armored Knight Supper Club. In 1972 Russell began his career with WOMT Radio and currently was serving as sales manager at WOMT Radio. He was a current member of the Manitowoc Kiwanis Club, a former member of the Manitowoc Jaycees and a former member of the Manitowoc Elk's Club.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Stefanie Matar, Manitowoc; Jaclyn (Michael) Bethke, Manitowoc; four grandchildren: Conner "Con-man" Bessler; Zachary "Wormy" Bauer; Jaide Bethke; Lydia Bethke; his mother: Gloria Olson, Port Huron, MI; his father and step-mother: Russell (Ginger) Matar, Burton, MI; one brother: Russell "Joe" Matar, Effingham, IL; two sisters and one brother-in-law: TaMara (Michael) Oertel, Clarkston, MI; Lisa Tramski, Port Huron, MI, cherished nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his step-father: Ronald Olson.
His life was an example of savoring every moment with family. Because that is all that mattered to him. His dedication and unconditional love for his friends and family was like no other.
Russ coached and mentored the Two Rivers Ramblers from the late 80's to early 90's. He was heavily involved with the Kiwanis Fish Derby and Two Rivers Ethnic Fest. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends at Chewy's and daily conversations with the loyal staff at Four Seasons. Sports, music, and sitting around the bonfire were by far his favorite pastimes.
A memorial service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 1122 S. 8th St., Manitowoc. Rev. Peter Mitchell will officiate with burial of his cremated remains in Port Huron, MI. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com
*Our dad touched the lives of everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed.
~Remember......I'll always be here for you.~
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from July 17 to July 18, 2013