Ernest N. Matteson, 91, of Rose Lake, Andrews Settlement, PA, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.
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Born June 4, 1923, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Mart and Helen Pelchy Matteson. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre.
In 1949, in Scio, NY, he married the former Helen Higgins, who survives. He worked for various construction contractors and was last employed by Ford and Peckham in Andover, NY for 20 years. Mr. Matteson was a member of American Legion Potter Post Post #192 in Coudersport.
Surviving besides his wife, Helen, are: six children, David (Carol) Matteson of Andrews Settlement, Elaine Shelley of Dover, Del., Brenda (Floyd Geiger) Harmon of Andrews Settlement, Donna (Doug) Crum of Roulette, Kevin (Kathy) Matteson of Stanley, Va, and Tim (Luann) Matteson of Andrews Settlement; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Marion (Mary) Matteson of Wellsville, N.Y.; and three sisters, Iva Austin of Coudersport, Agnes Currier and Phyllis Denhoff, both of Wellsville, N.Y.
He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Robert Shelley; two brothers, Orville Matteson and Alva Matteson; and a sister, Mildred Watson.
Friends are invited to call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 9 – 11 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11 a.m. Rev. Marty Zdrojewski officiated. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners, Hebron Township, PA. Military Rites were accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in Potter Leader-Enterprise on July 29, 2014