Raymond C. Matiko, 75, of North Sewickley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday night, February 8, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Portage, PA on June 21, 1939 to the late John Matiko and the late Ethel Dean Bruce Matiko. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960 aboard the USS Intrepid. He married his wife of 55 years, Janice Hothem Matiko, on September 20, 1959. She survives. Ray worked as a machinist at J&L and McGowan Machine in New Brighton. Later, he worked as a supervisor for Herr-Voss in Baden until retiring. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in North Sewickley, as well as F&AM #599 Ellwood Lodge and the Valley of New Castle Consistory.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Matiko on April 21, 2007. He was also preceded by two brothers: Ronald and James Matiko.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Hothem Matiko, and his daughter, Karen (and Dave) Magill of Zelienople. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Todd and Ryan (and Shauna) Cucunato and Jordan and Abbey Matiko; three great grandchildren (and a fourth on the way): Lexi Cucunato, Mallory Stevenson, and Monroe Cucunato; three sisters: Margaret (and Joe) Bethel of Fallbrook, CA, Patty (and Bob) Sloan of Aliquippa, and Dorothy Ray of Butler; and a sister-in-law, Ginny Matiko, of Aliquippa. Ray is also survived by his beloved dog, Maggie.
Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.
Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, with Rev. Brad Neel, his pastor, officiating.
Members of F&AM #599 Ellwood Lodge are asked to meet at the funeral home at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday to conduct a Masonic Funeral Service. Members of the Beaver County Special Unit are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday to conduct full military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Ray’s name, to Concord United Methodist Church.
You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences online at www.turnerfh.com.