Welcome to the memorial page for

James A. Matoushek

April 27, 1945 ~ February 17, 2017 (age 71)

James Matoushek, 71, of Waymart, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital, Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer. His wife of 51 years is the former Linda Gillette.

Born April 27, 1945 in Carbondale, he is the son of the late Albert and Louise Mitterer Matoushek. Jim was member of St. Mary's Church, Waymart, He was a stone sawyer at Gustin Stone Supply, Inc., Lakewood and he ran the family farm for most of his life. A graduate of Waymart High School, he was salutatorian of his graduating class. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Jim liked to play softball and participated in league bowling. He loved his grandchildren and was very proud of all of them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Also surviving are four children, Robert Matoushek and wife Maryann, Elk Lake; Christopher Matoushek, Creamton; Kimberly Anderson and companion Edward Schumacher, Waymart; and David Matoushek, Creamton; three brothers Robert Matoushek and wife Anne, Rochester, NY; Louis Matoushek and wife Jean, Pleasant Mount; and Ronald Matoushek and wife Connie, Norfolk, VA; 9 grandchildren, Courtney, Alex, Shawney, Joey, Lance, John, Robbie, Heather, and Eddie; a great granddaughter Madelyn; childhood friends David “Rocky” Edwards, Waymart and Paul Gustin, Preston Park; several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 24 at 10:00am in St. Mary’s Church, 242 Carbondale Rd, Waymart celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sitko. Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Funeral arrangements by the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Autism Speaks.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Autism Speaks
1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton NJ 08540

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
February 24, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
242 Carbondale Road
Waymart, PA 18472

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