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John J. “Jack” Matusek, Jr.

John J. “Jack” Matusek, Jr., 69, of Pittston, formerly of Forty Fort, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2023, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Berwick on July 14, 1954, he was the son of John J. Matusek, Sr. and the late Angeline Gerace Matusek.

Jack was a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School class of 1972 and Wilkes College class of 1976. He had worked in the Luzerne County Community Development Department for 26 years and retired as an insurance representative for the Knights of Columbus after working for 20 years.

He was the past President of the Forty Fort Business and Professional Association and a member of the NEPA Naval Academy Parent’s Association. Along with his involvement in his community, he enjoyed spending time on the golf course and watching his beloved Raiders.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Vincent Rotondaro and his favorite puppy, Howie.

Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife of 38 years Alida Rotondaro Matusek; son, John J. Matusek, III (Christine), Easton; daughter, Karmen Brown, Allentown; grandchildren, John J. Matusek, IV and Thea Josephine Matusek; sister, Jane Rutkoski, Shickshinny; mother-in-law, Philomena Reh, Pittston; sister-in-law, Karen Rotondaro, Mechanicsburg; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 4pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 10:30am in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 116 Hughes Street, Kingston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.


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Sep 10, 2023

Alida and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a very nice friendly guy who will surely be missed by many! Cherish the memories.

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