Francis A. Matt
Frank Matt, 79, of Sandy Lake passed away, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at UMPC Hamot, Erie, PA. He was born in Cochranton, PA on October 26, 1938 a son of Frank Matt and Shirley Musgrave Persang. After graduating from Cochranton High School, Frank enlisted in the United States Army 82nd Airborne in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1963. He married Diana Giles on March 1, 1968.
He was employed with Conrail Railroad for 34 years and also Roadway Trucking in Franklin until his retirement in 1996. Frank was a member of the Crawford Lodge #234 of the Masons, American Legion and the Franklin Moose Club. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, enjoyed trains, working on clocks and his vehicles. He cherished his time spent with family.
Frank is survived by his wife, Diana and four daughters: Amy Aiken of Sandy Lake, Tammy Barrett of Utica, Mindy Seely, and Tia Matt of Cochranton. His brother George Matt of Waldo, FL., grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, and Gage Aiken, Kyla and Kara Matt, Jeremy Seely, Jr., Emma Barrett, Dominic, Dawson, Dylan, and Demi Donhoff. nephews and nieces: Johnathan, George Jr., and Kimberly Matt, Christy Harris, Kathy Reynolds, and Ida Jean Greer and a cousin Patricia Ackerman of Costa Mesa, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill Persang, son, Cpt. Nicolas Matt and an infant son.
Friends and family may attend visitation on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Dickson Family Funeral, Inc., 123 South Franklin Street, Cochranton. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am the funeral home with Rev. David Brumagin presiding. Interment will be in Cochranton Cemetery.
Memorials in Frank's name may be made to the your local Boy Scouts of America.
Published on October 3, 2018


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