March 24, 2014
Robert J. "Bob" Matakonis, 66, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Born in Shenandoah, April 11, 1947, he was a son of the late Albert and Evelyn Hill Matakonis.
He was a 1966 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High, Shenandoah. He was a talented basketball player having scored over a thousand career points for the Blue Devils. He also attended Bloomsburg College.
Bob was a decorated Army
veteran having served in the Vietnam War
He had worked as a carpenter and a supervisor in the construction trade.
Bob was a member of the Glover's Hill Athletic Club, Shenandoah, a former member of St. George Church, Shenandoah, and a former CYO basketball coach.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a sister at birth, Debra Matakonis.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Rose Mary Kuczynski; a son, Albert Matakonis, Shenandoah; three daughters, Geraldine Ulicny and her husband, Joseph, Shenandoah, Carrie Ann Miravich and her husband, Mark, Williamstown, N.J., and Chloe Matakonis, Shenandoah; a sister, Susan Gomosky and her husband, Vincent, Girardville; 11 grandchildren, Abby, Alec, Rosy, Susy, Sean, Tad, Anthony, Della, Olivia, Matthew and Willow; a great-granddaughter, Ellie; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment with military honors will be private at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneralhome.com