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Charles J. Matern Jr.


1926 - 2020
Charles J. Matern Jr. Obituary

Charles J. Matern Jr., 94, of Frackville, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Paterson, N.J, he was a son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Helen Devaney Matern.

He attended St. Bonaventures Grammar and High School, Paterson, N.J.

He was a Navy veteran, having served during WWII, and obtained the rank of seaman 2nd class and was last stationed in Lido Beach, Long Island, N.Y.

He worked for Curtis Wright Corp., Caldwell, N.J., for 32 years as a radiographer technician.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, Frackville.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Adele M. Nahas Matern, in 2014; daughter, Carol A. Andrews, in 2011.

Charles was affectionately known as Jiddu and is survived by a daughter, Maureen McNelis and husband, Thomas, Ringtown; two sons, Charles Matern, Frackville, and Todd Matern and his wife, Eileen, Ashland; daughter-in-law, Barbara Matern, Frackville; grandchildren, Jessie Matern, Joshua Matern, Jacquelyn Conapinski, John Matern, Allie Andrews, T.J. Matern and Molly McNelis; great-grandchildren, Paige Matern, Kolton and Kirsten Conapinski, Christian Smith, Matthew and Destiny Matern; three sister-in-laws, Helene Nahas, Rose Matthews and Bernadette Nahas; a brother-in-law, Robert Nahas; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, with the Rev. Brian Miller as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 10 a.m. till time of Mass in the church, following all CDC guidelines. Interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville. Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, has charge of arrangements.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2020
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