Obituary Notice: Florence A. Matia

Obituary Notice: Florence A. Matia (Provided photo)

Florence A. Matia, 91, of Philipsburg and formerly of Osceola Mills died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Windy Hill Village P.S.L in Philipsburg.

She was the daughter of the late Peter and Kathryn (Swincicki) Petrosky born Sept. 30, 1921.  She married Adam T. Matia on Sept. 27, 1943 in Osceola Mills.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2000.

Mrs. Matia was of the Catholic faith. 

She was a secretary and president for the BPW of Houtzdale and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion Gorman Peters Post 313.

She and her husband, Adam were the owners of the former Airport Tavern in Osceola Mills for 39 years.  She had also worked for the former A&P grocery store in Philipsburg.  Her favorite hobbies were knitting and cooking.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Matia was preceded in death by three sisters, Pearle Porter, Irene Demchak and Victoria Williams; and five brothers, Charles, Stanley, Ralph, Joseph, and Chester Petrosky.

She is survived by, a son, Thomas L. Matia and his fiancée, Sally Simler of Osceola Mills; two granddaughters, Ashley Tekely and her husband, Stephen of DuBois and Liza Miller and her husband, Kyle of Brisbin; and two great-granddaughters, Tessa and Emery Tekely.

The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills, with Deacon Dennis Socash officiating. 

Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Osceola Mills.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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