Obituary for Stephen C. Matula
STEPHEN C. MATULA (Age 97)
Of Virginia passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was born in Middletown, PA on November 4, 1919, of Slovak descent.
He attended The Pennsylvania State University and graduated from George Washington University. He joined the Army Air Force and served during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Matula retired as an Air Force Colonel. He continued his career and retired as a senior official with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was active in Slovak organizations, particularly JEDNOTA (the first Catholic Slovak Union), Washington DC Branch, where he served as President for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen E. Matula and Mary Kopkas Matula; and siblings, Robert Matula, Agnas Matula, Anne Matula, and Joe Matula.
He is survived by his loving partner, Marie E. Parker; family, Joan M. Toohey, Joseph A. Mihalcik, Kathryn M. Moore, Terri M. Hoover and their families; friends, Stuart Jamison, Carlos Videla, Bob Heina ;and other ushers from Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA. A Memorial Mass will be conducted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington DC, with a gathering for friends and family following.
Military Rites will be conducted at the graveside services on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1 p.m., in Middletown, PA at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Stephen C. Matula to the JEDNOTA Scholarship Fund, C/O First Catholic Slovak Union, 6611 Rockside Rd, Cleveland, OH 44131.