Bert Matolka

Died: February 16, 2019
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Bert Frederick Matolka, 86, of Vestal went peacefully in the arms of our Lord as he called him home into his eternal care on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Bert was an Army Veteran who honorably served our country. He was an avid fan of the NY Giants and the NY Yankees. His happiest times were spent at his cottage fishing on the St. Lawrence River. His biggest catch was the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Miner, who he married May 9, 1953. She predeceased him in 2012 along with his brother, Harold Matolka, and grandson, Ryan Yanik. He was the son of the late Engelbert and Ann Matolka. Many of his proudest moments were spent with his family. He is survived by his loving children, Debra (John) Hoecker, Oceanside CA, Michael (Myrna) Matolka, Newark Valley, NY, Richard (Karen) Matolka, Endwell, NY, Lisa (Shane) Matolka, Apalachin, NY, Brian (Sandy) Matolka, Severn, MD, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Bert was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Vestal.
The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott Friday from 11 am to 1 pm. Burial to follow at Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

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Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery


3997 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY, 13850

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Died: February 16, 2019

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Nancy Nestlerode posted on 2/22/19

Your dad will always hold a special place in my heart. It seems like yesterday when Debbie and I got off the school bus the day President Kennedy was assassinated and ran down Murray Hill Road and fell right into Bert's arms. Bert and Barb always welcomed me into their home. I have so many happy childhood memories that will be with me always and often make me smile. My heart goes out to the entire family at this sad time. Your dad will be missed!


Larry and Debbie Purtell posted on 2/22/19

Shannon and family, So sorry for your loss. Grandpa Matolka was such a nice man. He will be greatly missed.