LOWVILLE– Anthony Joseph “Butch” Matuszczak, 83, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2022 at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown where he has been a patient since May 22nd.
Tony was born and raised on the Matuszczak farm and homestead just north of the village on September 18, 1938 the son of the late Anthony E. and Vera (Dauksza) Matuszczak.
He graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1956. Butch joined the US Army Reserves in September 1956 and served until he was honorably discharged.
Butch retired from farming in 1986, and National Structures, Inc., of Syracuse, in 2010.
Tony is survived by his wife Jean M. Kafka, whom he married at Constable Hall garden on June 8, 1991.
His five children, Deborah (Gary) Cole; Mark Anthony Matuszczak; Kim D. (David) Gracey; William Brian Matuszczak; and Carl Matuszczak; his eight grandchildren, his five great grandchildren.
His former wife and mother of his children, Sally Ann Peling.
His siblings, Allen W. (Elaine); Dennis (Gail); Katherine (Robert) Lamb; Charlene (Randal) Cooper; his in-laws, Bruce Shaw; and Sue Matuszczak; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His infant sister, Christine, his sister, Constance Shaw, and his brother, Arthur E. Matuszczak predecease him.
A funeral Mass will be said on Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 P.M. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Committal will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.
There are no calling hours. Everyone is invited to the Martinsburg Fire Department for a Celebration of Life.
Donations of a covered dish may be delivered to the Martinsburg Fire Hall, Wednesday June 8th from 9-11 am.
Memorials: Martinsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Martinsburg, NY 13404
One last thing from Butch, “Always Stay Humble and Kind”
Image courtesy via Sundquist Funeral Home.