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Clifton Roland Mattes
Clifton Roland Stinger Mattes, 64, of Allentown, died February 15, 2014 at home. Clifton worked as a roofer for Union Local #30 Roofers, until retiring in 2004. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Mae (McGuiney) Mattes. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Allentown. He was a 1969 graduate of William Allen High School. Clifton was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. As a Veteran, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. Survivors: Daughter, Angela wife of James J. Jones, Jr. of Orefield; brothers, Frank Mattes of Mechanicsburg, PA and Ted Neidlinger of Allentown; sisters, Linda Keck, Lorraine Mattes and Dorothy Newman all of Allentown; and grandchildren, Connor Doll, Caycee Doll and Cooper Jones. He was preceded in death by brothers, William James Mattes and Lewis Neidlinger. Services: Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Call Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. www.jsburkholder.com


Published in Morning Call on Feb. 18, 2014
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