Martha A. Mattingly-Kristufek Ph.D.

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Martha A. Mattingly-Kristufek Ph.D

PITTSBURGH, PA: Martha A. Mattingly-Kristufek Ph.D, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Frederick and Mildred Kenney Mattingly, she graduated from Ohio State University in 1959 with a B.S. in chemistry. Martha then undertook graduate study in psychology at Duquesne University where she received a M.A. in 1965 and a Ph.D in 1969. This set the course for a distinguished career as a licensed psychologist and specialist in the field of child and youth work. Dr. Mattingly served for 37 years as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh where she retired as Professor Emeritus of Applied Developmental Psychology in 2005. She continued to remain professionally active and was a leader in the development of a national competency-based certification process for child and youth workers. A member of the American Psychological Association, she was recently described by colleagues as a "giant in the field." Her work appeared in numerous publications, and she received several national awards for her contributions. The Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) developed the Martha Mattingly Scholarship to assist entering child and youth workers in attending national and international conferences. She was also a member of St. Rosalia Church in Greenfield where she sang in the choir for over 30 years.

Martha was predeceased by her beloved husband, E. Richard "Dick" Kristufek Ph.D.

Survived by cousins, Patricia Kenney Reed of Newport, OH and Stephanie (Carl) Cangie of Kirkland Washington. Beloved Aunt of the Wilson families, John (Beverly) and Ella, Robert, and the late James (surviving wife, Audra) Grant, Alec, and Lily; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave. Funeral Saturday at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rosalia Church at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Martha Mattingly Scholarship Fund c/o The Academy of Competent Youth Work 1701 Southwest Parkway Suite 113, College Station, TX 77840 or to The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, 285 Bellevue Rd., Pgh., PA 15202.
Published in the Times Recorder on Feb. 7, 2013
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