MATKO, DAVID P. “Cubby”, 67, Urey, PA, passed away March 1, 2023, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Born July 12, 1955, in Indiana, the son of Steve W. and Sophie (Toman) Matko. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Max; sister-in-law, Shirley (Toth) Matko; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his devoted fiancé, Theresa “Terry” Bonatesta, Northern Cambria; son, David P. Matko Jr., and wife Traci, Hillsdale; daughter, Megan Matko, and companion, Carl Barrett, Indiana; grandchildren, Dawson, Bryn, and Teegan Matko; Joe and the entire Bonatesta Family of Northern Cambria. David is also survived by his brothers, Daniel Matko, New Brighton; Raymond Matko and wife Dian; Robert Matko and wife Debbie, all of Glen Campell; Steve Matko and wife Nancy, Hillsdale; and sisters, Christine McCurdy-Moyer, and husband Jay, Marietta; and Patricia “Patty” Goodlin and husband Rod, Cherry Tree; his last surviving aunt, Lois Matko, DuBois, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. “Cubby” was a 1973 graduate of Purchase Line High School. After graduating he began a long career working with his brothers in IA Construction. He later retired from Palo Construction and was a member of Laborer’s Union Local 1058. In retirement he remained active helping in his son’s business, B & M Sealcoating, painting parking lot lines. A member of the Church of the Resurrection, Glen Campbell Rod & Gun Club, American Legion Post 435 and many others. He loved spending time in the outdoors and was an avid hunter, proudly sharing his story of “bagging a 482-pound bear!”. He adored his role as grandfather, and especially enjoyed teaching grandson Dawson his love of hunting and fishing. His many hobbies included trips to casinos, golfing, gun-bashes and gun-shoots, hanging at BoJo’s garage, and conversations with friends. Above all, he was a kind and loving fiance’, proud father and grandfather, and faithful brother and friend who always placed the needs of family and others first. He will be deeply missed. Family and friends will be received from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Church of the Resurrection, Clymer. Fr. Jim Morley officiating. Interment, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Northern Cambria.
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