24 January 2016

Sunday’s Obituary: Harry Matys

My great grandmother is Bessie Matys Hruszczak. In searching for information regarding her, I stumbled upon the obituary of a Harry Matys. I have not yet connected the two and do not know if in fact they are related but what a coincidence to have two families from the same area end up living relatively close to each other here in the US as well.

Harry’s obituary reads:
The funeral was to be today in Reno, Nev, for Harry Matys, 92, 1670 Dayton Way, Reno, who died Monday at the Riverside Hospital, Reno.

He was a former Chester grocer, retiring 25 years ago. Mr. Matys was born in the Ukraine, came to the United States in 1910, and first settled in Chester. He moved to Reno in 1970. He was one of the area musicians, The Matys Brothers.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vera Leary, Reno; four sons, Walter, John, and Emil of Elko, Nev. and Eugene of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Burial and a graveside services will be at noon Saturday at Immaculate Hear Cemetery, Upper Chichester. There will be no calling hours.

Delaware County Daily Times. (Chester, PA), 8 January 1976, page 4.

Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.