Walter A. Mattey Sr.

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Walter Andrew Mattey Sr., 86, of Plains Township passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2014, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Swoyersville, he was the son of the late George and Anna Heveri Mattey.

Walter was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre, and resided in Plains Township for the past 50 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains Township, until its merger and currently a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. He was also a member of the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558.

Walter can always be remembered for walking around town, stopping for a kind word, and a big smile for everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Joan Stemmer; brothers, George, Joseph, John, Frank, Stephen, Albert and Louis; and sisters, Betty, Anna, Mary and Helen.

Surviving are his son, Walter A. Mattey Jr. and his wife, Paula Marie, Plains Township; daughters, Rose Mary Hrycyk and her husband, Michael, Larksville; Kathleen Mattey, Kingston; and Jo Ann Karpinski and her husband, James, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Michele Hrycyk, Nicole Hennan, Kelsey Hennan, Nathan Mattey and Kathryn Karpinski; great-grandchild, Dylan Malia; sister, Theresa Sherman, Boyertown; several nieces and nephews.

Walter's family would like to thank Associated Family Care for their help and wonderful care of Walter.

The funeral with military honors will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Plains American Legion, Post 558, 101 E. Carey St., Plains Township, PA 18705.

Online condolences may be made at
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Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 1, 2014
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