MORRIS "MOREY" MATSAS
~Morris "Morey" Matsas, age 88, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Wednesday, June 30, 2014. He was born February 8, 1926 in Kastoria, Greece to Solomon and Lavra Matsas.
~At age 17, when the Nazis invaded northern Greece during WWII, he escaped to the mountains and fought in the Underground until war's end. His entire immediate family perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Upon returning from the mountains, he began life again, serving in the Greek army, starting a family, and establishing a dry-goods store in Kastoria. He immigrated with his wife and first two children to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1955, and worked as a warehouse manager. He and his wife retired to Bullhead City, Ariz. in 1989, where he began a new career in real estate.
~He is survived by his wife, Rachel; daughter, Laura (David, deceased); sons, Solomon (Brenda) and Albert (Susan); and grandchildren, Elias, Rebecca, and Alexander.
He was loved greatly, and will be missed greatly,
by his family.
~The family thanks the wonderful people of Hospice Compassus for their help and compassion.