Christopher Donald Matisko, 29, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully at Montefiore Hospital after a brief illness on January 30, 2020. Born October 16, 1990 in Pittsburgh to Andrew William Matisko Jr. and the late Venona Ann “Vee” (Hereda) Matisko.
Chris worked in the construction field with his father and brother. Chris was a proud life member of the Lower Burrell #1 V.F.C. Kinloch, where he spent a lot of his time doing the one thing he loved, being a great fireman and helping others in their time of need. During this time he held the position of the 1st and 2nd assistant chief, captain and 1st and 2nd lieutenant. He also held executive offices of vice president and trustee during his time of service. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Fireman’s Association and the Pennsylvania State Fireman’s Association.
Chris’ second passion was playing the drums. He started playing when he was seven years old and was extremely talented, winning numerous talent shows. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and attending family functions especially in Ocean City, MD.
Chris touched many people’s lives. He was easygoing and very kind hearted. He would do anything for anyone who asked without hesitation.
Survivors include his father, Andrew (Susanne Anderson) Matisko, Jr. of Harrison City; brother, Matthew Robert (Rachel Washlaski) Matisko and nephews, Liam and Camdyn of Lower Burrell; grandfather, Andrew Matisko Sr.; grandmother, Ruth Hereda; aunts, Michelle (Bruce) Edwards and LourDes DeSanto; cousins, Zachary and Alexa Edwards and Ted (Nicole) Hereda; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, brothers and sisters in the fire service, and so many more.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Venona Ann “Vee” (Hereda) Matisko; grandmother Kay E. Matisko, who just passed away three weeks ago; grandfather Robert Jaskiewicz; and best friend and cousin, Ronald Martin.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lower Burrell #1 Fire Company, where an account has been setup to help defray funeral expenses.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 2-7 PM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. Trusted by your family for generations, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a First Responders Service will be held at 6 PM, and where prayers of transfer will be held on Monday, at 9:30 AM, immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, 857 Kenneth Ave, New Kensington. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell.
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