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 Thomas Matkosky

Thomas Matkosky

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Death 25 Oct 2017 (aged 83–84)
Burial Peckville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 184667068 · View Source
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Thomas Matkosky, 84, of Peckville, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. He is survived by his bride of 60 years, the former Ann Andrichak of Jessup; their four children, Gregory Matkosky and wife, Denise Fulbrook; Barbara and husband, Ron Cherry; Theresa and husband, Michael Fevang; and Timothy Matkosky; seven grandchildren; one older sister, Joann Michalowski of Dickson City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Born in 1933 on Susquehanna Avenue, in the "flats" section of Olyphant, he was the son of the late Anthony and Julia Komernitsky Matkosky. Following his military service, Tom graduated from the University of Scranton on the GI Bill and began his career as a CPA in 1961 on Wall St. in New York City. In the mid-1960s, he and Ann returned to northeastern Pennsylvania, where Tom became controller for the Parodi Cigar Co. in Scranton. In 1972, he opened his own private practice. His retirement party at Disney World in 1993 was followed by another 24 years servicing personal and corporate clients in his home office in Peckville, right up until this past August. Tom served as a mailman in the Navy in the mid-1950s and was a noted point guard on his ship's basketball team, which competed against other Navy ships in tournaments operated in various ports-of-call. Tom honed his basketball skills and talent while attending Olyphant High School. Over the years, he and Ann traveled extensively, visiting Australia and Italy twice, as well as numerous other European countries. During that same span of time, family trips to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando numbered 13. Tom loved opera, and he and his wife Ann made many trips to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. He also loved the New York Yankees and attended the 1976 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, as well as home games in the 1977 and 1978 World Series, actually attending the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that Reggie Jackson hit three home runs on three pitches. He attended the very last game of the old Yankee Stadium and Derek Jeter's last home game as a Yankee. Tom also was a season ticket holder for Penn State Football for 25 years, making more than 150 Saturday round trips to Beaver Stadium during that time, most of those in the company of his brother-in-law, Steve Andrichak. Tom was a lifetime member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant and served in the Church Holy Name Society and Parish Choir. More than anything, though, Tom loved his wife. Together they raised a family of successful children, in a home full of love, humor, intelligence, respect and perhogi. He was devoted to his family to the end.

The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the John J. Turko & Sons Funeral Home, 404 Susquehanna Ave., Olyphant, with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, River St., Olyphant, to be celebrated by the Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, pastor. Interment in St. Cyril's Cemetery, with military honors, will take place at a later date. Friends may call Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. There will be a Parastas Service at 6 p.m. with responses sung by the Church Choir.

Scranton Times


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  • Created by: Tom Myers
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184667068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Matkosky (1933–25 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184667068, citing Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery, Peckville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tom Myers (contributor 47272121) .