Brian Joseph Matelan


Brian Joseph Matelan, age 53, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
Born in Meadville, PA on June 14, 1966, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Sally Ann (Evanchec) Matelan.
Brian was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed playing golf. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially with his son and his son's band, Last Requirement. Brian was looking forward to watching Adam play guitar and sing as one of the opening acts on Saturday evening for the Humane Society's Rock N Rescue concert. Adam nailed it and made Dad proud! Brian loved his job at the Erie Home for Children and Adults (EHCA) and enjoyed the many people he came in contact with. Brian had a very strong faith and was a member of Saint George Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Tanya M. (Stanford) Matelan of Erie; his son, Adam Joseph Matelan of Erie; his daughters, Madalyn Stanford and son in law, Rodney Vera, Caitland West, and Del'tavia "Tae" Villers, all of Erie; his grandchildren, Romani Vera and Lynaea Vera; 1 niece, and 3 nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a calling hour from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Mass, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Henninger Chapel (former Gannondale property), 4635 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511. Father James Power will be officiating.
The family would like to thank Lakeland Area Hospice for their compassion and loving care over the past few months. Memorials may be made to the family to set up a college fund for the children.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Askins Cremation Funeral Services, 8354 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16509
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Published on August 13, 2019
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Alicia Trypus
Aug 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers today and everyday...Brian will be missed...Awesome, hugs from Georgia
Aug 15, 2019
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Paul Knierman
Aug 14, 2019
So sorry to hear about my schoolmate at St. Marks Seminary.
Jack Michaels
Aug 14, 2019
I can’t think of a greater compliment than to be called a good friend. Moose was all of that. I hope people think of me the way we all thought of him. I’ll really miss him.

Stacey Bruce
Aug 14, 2019
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Johna Jones
Aug 14, 2019
I will miss you thoughts and prayers to Tanya and kids!! 💕
Dee Scott
Aug 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Brian was such a sweet guy!
David W Severo
Aug 14, 2019
I don't know who can advise me about my Fantas Football now. Miss you Moo man and for so many other reasons.
Aug 14, 2019
I found this out by accident. I have not seen Brian in over 20 years, however, I never think of him that I do not remember his kind and gentle demeanor. The quintessential nice guy... My deepest condolences to Tanya and his family. God rest your soul Brian.