Dennis "Denny" Walter Matonak, 63, of Butler passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.
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He was born on Oct. 11, 1950, in Butler to Jean (Renforth) Matonak and Walter Matonak.
Dennis was a 1968 graduate of Butler High School and served in the National Guard as a cook from 1970 to 1976. He was married to Debra (Lepore) Matonak on July 22, 1972.
He was the proud owner and president of Miller's Quality Meats, LLC, in Butler where he worked from 1968 to 2013.
Dennis was a loving husband, father and "Pap." He was a hardworking and well-respected local businessman. He valued his home and work families and was a great friend. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching his kids play sports. Denny had a great sense of humor and a sweet tooth and loved to grill and take family vacations to the beach.
Dennis served as a past president and a member of both the Butler Catholic School Board and the St. Michael the Archangel Parish Council. He was also a member of the Secular Order of Franciscans and the Knights of Columbus. He attended the St. Paul Parish, the St. Fidelis Parish and the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, where he also served as lector. He was devoted to the church, the blessed mother and the rosary, and he attended daily Mass.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Debra (Lepore) Matonak; his daughter, Shelby Matonak; his son, Dirk (Jessica) Matonak; his daughter, Adria (Brian) Herlihy; his granddaughter, Sofia Matonak; his father, Walter Matonak; his mother, Jean Matonak; his two brothers, Thomas (Mary) Matonak and Richard Matonak; his five sisters, Jeanne (Richard) Welch, Kathy (Corey) Hudson, Rebecca Studds, Cindy (William) Miller, and Joan (Tim) Dillon; his sister-in-law, Patricia (Robert) Killey; his 14 nieces and nephews; and his seven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Angelo Lepore, and his mother-in-law, Sara Lepore.
Matonak - The family and friends of Dennis "Denny" Walter Matonak, who passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Ave., Butler. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. Instead, please make memorial donations to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001, to Butler Catholic School, 515 E. Locust St., Butler, PA 16001, and/or to The National Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.geibelfuneralhome.com.
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle from June 30 to July 1, 2014