Jennie T. Matty (nee Horton), 90, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 while a resident of the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. She was born in Cleveland on November 16, 1923 and grew up in Homestead, Pennsylvania. She returned to Lorain in 1946 and had been a resident of Elyria since 2002.
Jennie was a Parishioner of St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church in Lorain and was a former Parishioner of St. Michael Byzantine Rite Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Michael’s Macrina Guild and was a regular volunteer with the monthly chicken paprikas dinners St. Michael’s.
In her free time Mrs. Matty enjoyed taking walks in the summer, playing bingo, crocheting, playing the organ, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Kalassay (Bela) residing in Amherst; and by her son, Ron Matty (Sue) living in Avon; she also leaves grandchildren, Charity Matty Gangale, Melanie (Matt) Harlan, Mike (Jessica) Kalassay, Chris (Jennifer) Kalassay and Andy (Alicia) Kalassay; and great grandchildren, Shauna, Alex, Cheyenne and Jase Kalassay, and Benjamin and Ian Harlan.
Jennie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul; her parents, August and Julie (nee Toth) Horton; sisters, Elizabeth Potemry, Mary Esseny and Rose Chonko; and brothers, John Snyder, Joe Snyder, Andrew Snyder, Frank Snyder, Paul Horton, Edward Horton and Louis Horton.
Visitation will be Monday, February 3, 2014 from 3 to 7 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. A Parastas service will be conducted at 3 P.M. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014 beginning with Panachida in the Funeral Chapel at 9:30 A.M. The Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 A.M. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 West 40th Street. The Very Reverend Nicholas R.A. Rachford, J.C.L. Pastor of the Parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.