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Tuesday June 13th, 2017
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Frank P. Matje, Jr.

Frank P. Matje, Jr., age 81, 2749-D State Route 487, Orangeville, died at his home at 5 a. m. Friday, June 9, 2017 after having been in failing health since March 2016.

Born in Philadelphia on June 18, 1935, he was a son of the late Frank P. , Sr., and Anna (Ess) Matje.
He was a resident of Columbia County since 1980 and previously lived in Horsham.

Frank was a 1953 graduate of Central Bucks High School Doylestown and later attended the Dobbins Vocational Technical School where he studied plumbing. He also attended the Mastbaum Night School to learn welding.

He was employed as a journeyman plumber  for 60 years, working through Local 690, Philadelphia.

Frank was a life member of the Fishingcreek Watershed Authority and also of the Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436; He was also a member of the Orangeville Sportsmans Club; the Fishingcreek Sportsmans Club; a 50 year member of the Dutchman‘s Retreat Hunting Club; and a 26 year member of the Benton Rodeo Association..

When he resided in Horsham, he was active in various sports activities of his children. He was a woodcarver specially in birds and animals.

Frank was an avid hunter, he loved hunting deer, bear, turkey, fox, coyote and grouse.

Frank was a bluegrass music fan and also of NASCAR automobile racing, attending races at various tracks through the years.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Matje, with whom he observed their 35th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2017; two sons: Martin Matje, and his wife Kimberly, Chalfonte and Michael Matje, and his wife Cynthia, Horsham; two daughters: Kathryn Delvingaro, Hatboro and Barbara Matje, Willow Grove; two step daughters: Carol Hughes and Julie McCarty, both of Bloomsburg; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two brothers: Robert Matje, and his wife Margaret, Malvern and William Matje, and his wife Dorothy, Nanty Glo.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service , 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Jennifer Parks-Snyder, pastor of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a. m.

Memorials may be sent to the Geisinger Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

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A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

Carl and Lori Bittenbender Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

Stephen and Tara Burd Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

John and Cindy Kelly Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

Jesse and Lisa Young Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

Dawn and Craig Young Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear that Frank had passed....He was a very sweet and kind man and I will always remember how nice he was to my step father Lenny Rundecker who had carving class's at Central Middle School with Frank.....Frank also came to Lenny's viewing out of all the men he was the only one that came....I hope they meet in Heaven and maybe do a little carving together....Rest in Peace Frank.....

Dawn Young Jun 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Matje, Jr.

Janice and Dick Rishe Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

Sally, Carol and Julie,
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I know you will find peace knowing he is no longer suffering.
Live on, as you know He would want you to.
In Sympathy, Monica Mika-Machamer

Monica Mika-Machamer Jun 9 2017 12:00 AM

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