Carlisle resident Edward W. Mattesky, Sr., 101, died on August 11, 2019 at home. He was born one November 19, 1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey and was a son of the late Henry and Edna (Borke) Mattesky.
Ed was a proud WW II veteran, having received the American Defense, European-African-Middle Eastern, Good Conduct, and Victory Medals. As a member of the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, he participated in the Allied invasion of Northern France, landing on Utah Beach, Normandy in June 1944. He also saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge, and the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. Ed retired after 35 years of service with the Kimberly-Clark Corp. in Mt. Holly Springs. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church as well as the American Legion, VFW, Eagles and the Carlisle Democratic Club.
Survivors include his wife, of 46 years, Annie M. (Poirier) Mattesky, one son, Edward W. Mattesky, Jr. of Old Saybrook, CT, one daughter, Doris A. (Mattesky) Farrell and her husband, John J. Farrell, of Centreville, VA, grandchildren; Kathy Mackechney of Lakewood, CO, Michael Mattesky of Carlisle, Kristin (Farrell) Burger and her husband, Daniel Burger, of Aldie, VA and Jason Farrell of New York City and great-grandchildren; Brianna Mattesky of Carlisle, and Lucy and Clara Burger, both of Aldie, VA. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Henry and Alexander Mattesky and one sister, Marion Larkin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle with Rev. Don Bender officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Patrick’s New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. A viewing will be held in the church activity center on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy, Suite 110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Please visit www.EwingBrothers.com to send condolences.