Andrew William Matisko Sr., 85, of New Kensington died on Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born in New Kensington on January 3, 1937, the only son to the late Andrew W. and Viola (Domian) Matisko.
Andrew was a graduate of Plum Area High School Class of 1955 and went on to work for Allegheny Ludlum, retiring as a Superintendent after 30 years of dedicated service. He owned Kay’s Woodcrafts with his late wife Kay, a talent and hobby he absolutely loved to do with her. Andrew believed in hard work, good character, always gave his best even when life circumstance’s threw curve balls, and he made friends everywhere he went. He spent hours gardening and was passionate about polka music. Deep memories of yearly vacations to Ocean City for “Polka Motion” attending countless Polka dances throughout PA and playing his polkas at Vacation Land Campground & his “Happy Pollocks” camp in Clarington with his nephews always kept him smiling, and will forever be remembered. Andrew was also lifetime member and former steward of Kinloch Firehall. His daily presence will be deeply missed by his surviving son, Andrew W. (Susie) Matisko Jr., daughter, Michelle (Bruce) Edwards; beloved grandchildren, Zac Edwards, Alexa Edwards, and Matt (Rachel) Matisko; great-grandsons, Liam and Camden; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Kay Eileen Matisko; grandson, Christopher Matisko; and sisters, Dorothy Misak and Helen Kowalski.
Please join us to celebrate and honor Andy’s life with viewing on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. 217 Freeport Road New Kensington, where prayers of transfer will held at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, August 5, with Funeral Mass immediately following at 10 A.M. at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Private burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Please visit www.rossgwalker.com to leave a tribute or memory of Andrew.
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