Gordon J. Matulonis (1926 - 2015)

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Gordon Matulonis, 88, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Sykesville, Maryland, passed away suddenly surrounded by family and friends, on March 23. He was born in Baltimore to the late John and Helen Matulionis on September 29, 1926. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elinor and brother Albert. In addition to his sister Olga, surviving are children Cynthia and Peter Jorgensen, Gordon, Jr. and Carol, John and Angela, Wayne and Karen, Linda and Fred Paraskevoukakis, Helen and Kenneth Welsh, and Joseph. Grandchildren Stefanie, Philip, Kenneth Jr., Austin, Amelia, Sara, Evyenia, and five great-grandchildren. After graduating from Mount St. Joseph's High School, he proudly served his country in World War II in the Army. After serving in The Philippines, he was one of the first troops to occupy Japan after their surrender. When honorably discharged, he had achieved a rank of Sergeant by 19 years old, graduated from The University of Maryland and married in 1952. A very proud American, he was also proud of his Lithuanian heritage. He was heavily involved with the Lithuanian Hall of Baltimore, as well as Lithuanian communities in Florida. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 154. He was also a founder and President of the South Carroll Republican Club. Besides being an ardent student of American and Lithuanian history, his hobbies including being a beer aficionado, mushroom picking, fishing, watching manatees, reading and doing puzzles. A funeral service will be held at St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore on May 8, at 10:00 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Alphonsus Restoration Fund, 114 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 30, 2015
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