Florence E. Matley

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September 5, 2012

Florence E. Matley, 92, formerly of Kingston, died peacefully Wednesday morning, September 5, 2012, at the Mercy Center Skilled Nursing Unit, Dallas.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dubinski Yatsko, and was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School, class of 1936.

Florence lived most of her life in Kingston, and was employed for many years in the local garment industry as a proud member of the ILGWU.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Annunciation Church, Kingston, until its closing, and since then was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Matley, in 1976; brothers, John, Leonard, Joseph, Edward; and sister, Margaret Dwojeski.

Florence is survived by her sons, Edward Matley and his wife, Rose, South Windsor, Conn.; Robert Matley and his wife, Trudy, Dallas; daughter, Susan Hritzak, Forty Fort; six grandchildren, John Matley and his wife, Tracy; Karen Murray and her husband, Kevin; Jill Pearsall and her husband, George; Stephanie Matley; Danielle Hritzak; Brian Hritzak; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Brayden Pearsall.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, the , or to the .

The family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to the kind and loving staff of both the Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Units at the Mercy Center in Dallas.

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 6, 2012
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