John Matino, 81, Ringtown, passed away Tuesday evening at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
John was born in Shenandoah on September 27, 1941, the son of the late Nazaro and Carmella (Zavaglia) Matino.
After graduation from high school, he entered and served his country in the United States Army. Upon being released from active duty, he began a lifetime of working starting at the former Purolator Products in Ringtown, then as co-owner of Tri-Way Metal Works in Shenandoah, he worked highway maintenance for PenDot for several years, then finally worked for Penske Trucking.
John enjoyed visiting area casinos, had a great love of Italian food, and enjoyed hunting and cars.
He was a member of the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Shenandoah, now the Divine Mercy Parish, along with being a member of the former Union Township Fire Company, and the Shenandoah Amvets.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Dominick, Carmen and Peter, and by two sisters, Nora Hinke and Antoinette Ludzinsky. Two infant sons, John and Neal, also preceded him.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Cihucki) Matino, and by their two daughters, Denise, wife of Tom Rhoads, Skaneateles, NY and Angela, wife of Tim Reinoehl, of Ringtown. A sister, Josephine Boyle of Bethlehem also survives, as do three grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Kristen Curry (Dan); Morgan Reinoehl; and Corey Reinoehl (Sierra).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian at 10 AM on Thursday, May 25th at the Divine Mercy Parish, West Cherry Street, Shenandoah. A time of visitation will be from 9-10 AM prior to mass. John will be laid to rest privately during family services at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown is providing John’s family with services during this time of need. You may leave and online condolence at www.ringtownfuneral.com
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