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Monday, April 06, 2009

John F. Mattos

He was my grandfather. And he passed away at home on Friday. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral -- only a party. And a trip to the beach. RIP, Grampa.
John was born in Washington, DC on April 15, 1924. A WWII veteran, he was wounded during combat in the Pacific Theater. He was the past president and CEO of Mattos Profinishes, an active member of the Civitan Club of Alexandria as well as the Kena Shriners Temple of Alexandria for over 50 years, the past president of Alexandria Grandstand Managers, and past president of ASIA. John was a member of the Army Navy Country Club and his favorite hobbies were deep sea fishing, watching NASCAR, in particular Jeff Gordon, and cocktail hour. He is survived by the love of his life, Marjorie ; beloved children John, Kristie (Ernie), Nancy (Edgar) and Bruce. He also leaves his dear grandchildren Jerry, Kelly, Nicole, Amanda, Michael and Krista as well as his great-grandchildren Austin, Aaron and Kaeli. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your grandfather sounds like he was an unselfish patriot and model citizen.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. You and your family are definitely in my prayers. Let me know if you need anything.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Lauren H said...

Sorry to hear about your grampa. xoxo

9:12 AM  

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