Paul James Matz

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Paul James Matz, 65, of Phoenix Park, Branch Township, passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter in Mar Lin after a brief, but valiant, battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Andrew and Kathryn McShaw Matz.

He attended Minersville schools. During his life he worked for Argo Mills, Renda Construction Co., Auburn Brick, Lehigh Valley Dairies and was an accomplished hoist operator for Mine Hill Coal Co. No. 50. He most recently worked as a truck driver for Landis Deck, retiring in 2016 to spend more time with his family.

He truly enjoyed spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. He spent many hours making precious memories with his grandson, Owen, exploring the woods and stream on his daughter and son-in law's property. He could often be found watching baseball, making improvements and repairs to his home and vehicles, or giving friends and neighbors a helping hand.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Matz, in 1951, and a brother, Charles Matz, in 1977.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Melissa Nagy-Deak and her husband, Travis, Mar Lin; three grandchildren, Kelsey Yeager, Schuylkill Haven, Kaelynne Matz, Hegins, and Owen Nagy-Deak, Mar Lin; a brother, David (Dorothy), Dukedom, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Darlene Matz, Pottsville; his best friend, Francis Doyle (Judy), Phoenix Park; one aunt, Helen; four uncles, Harry, Joe, Lou and Fran; many cousins.

He was a devoted father and grandfather and a loyal friend and congenial neighbor. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

It is impossible to put into words how loving, generous, selfless and kind he was. His death is an immeasurable loss and will leave an immense hole in the hearts of those who loved him.

A special thank you to the staff of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and also to the staff of Hospice of Central PA for their loving care and support over the past few months.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury St., Minersville, on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted at the funeral home to assist the family. Donations will also be accepted for the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 547797, Orlando, FL 32854. No carnations, please. Visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on June 5, 2018