Anthony A. Matreselva, 95, of Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Plains Twp.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Leonard and Catherine (Ciraolo) Matreselva.
He was a graduate of Wyoming High School and then proceeded to serve his country in the U. S. Army. He was part of the 18th infantry, 1st division known as the "The Big Red One". They fought their way across Europe, seeing action on Omaha Beach on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
Prior to his retirement, Tony worked for the BF Goodrich Co.
After retirement, Tony enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the casino, watching sports, gardening and sitting around with his beloved grand pups.
Preceding him in death were his brothers Joseph and Peter Matreselva.
Surviving are his daughters Joyce and her husband Tom Kubiak, East Norriton, Pa. and Joan and her husband Jim Carlson, Wyoming, and his eldest son Anthony Matreselva Jr, Swoyersville.
Grandchildren, Tara D'Amico and T.J. Matreselva and great grandchildren, Drake and Carter D'Amico.
Also surviving are sisters Josephine Yozwiak Wyoming, and Mary Taddei, Claymont , Delaware.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
Military Honors by the AM Vets Honor Guard will be accorded on Monday at 9am from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial will follow Monday at 9:30 am at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial St., Exeter. The Rev. Joseph Sibilano, O.S.J. will be celebrant.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request memorial donations in Tony's name be directed to the American military charity of your choosing.
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