Charles H. Matava

March 8, 1951 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 69)



Charles H. Matava, 69, of Charleroi, passed away unexpectedly on May 21st, 2020. He was born on March 8th, 1951 in North Charleroi, the son of the late Andrew & Mary (Vanascotte) Matava. Chuck graduated from Charleroi High school class of 1971 and continued his education at Dean Institute of Technology. He served his country honorably at Lockport Air Force Station, serving as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. While enlisted, Chuck married the love of his life Mary Hlavacik, and the two lived together during his service in the Niagara Falls area. He was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle church – Charleroi Site, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans organization and a member of the Glass Workers Union. For forty plus years Chuck worked as a journeyman/ maintenance mechanic at Corning/ World Kitchen/ Corelle Brands. 

Charles is survived by his wife of forty-six years Mary (Hlavacik) Matava, sons; C. Ryan Matava of Charleroi, and Christopher (June) Matava of Donora. Brother, Andrew Matava of Washington State and sister Madeline (Harry decd) Lake of McKeesport; grandchildren, Crystal & Faith Matava. Mother-in-law Irene (Stephen decd) Hlavacik of North Charleroi, brothers in-law Stephen Hlavacik of York Pa and Joseph (Annamarie decd) Hlavacik of Redding CA. Sister-in-laws Mara (David Howard decd) Hlavacik of Bethel Park & Marci (Eric decd) Leech of Peters Twp., and numerous nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents Chuck is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Elise (Kravets) Matava. 

Services will be private for the immediate family only.  Interment will occur at Calvary Cemetery in Charleroi. Arrangements were entrusted to the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc


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