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Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home

2125 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY

OBITUARY

John W. Matejcik

November 28, 1949August 18, 2019

John W. “Jack” Matejcik, of Scottsville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 18th at his cherished Greenfield Pond in the Adirondacks, with two of his beloved sisters by his side, at the age of 69. Survived by his loving wife, Maryanne “Mame”; devoted children, Jaclyn (Christian) Posta, Paul (Jennifer) Matejcik, Maureen (Jeffrey) Radcliffe, Jane (Henry Hibbert) Matejcik; adoring grandchildren, Maddie and Claire Posta, and Jack and Nora Matejcik; sisters, Dorothy Cantrell, Gloria Novak, Virginia Shecton, Connie (Douglas) Roberts, Carol (Steven) LeMay, and many adored nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Nora Matejcik. Jack was born November 28, 1949, in Gouverneur, NY. He graduated from SUNY Canton and RIT. From there he worked at GRS, Kodak, and retired from J&J Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

Jack was a member of Long Pond R&G Club, Pine Tree R&G Club, Four Points R&G Club, Scottsville Golf League, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. He was an avid sport fan of the Yankees, ‘Cuse, and the Giants.

Jack was fun loving, hardworking and loved by so many. His greatest joy was being with his family, watching them play sports, working on his camp, and entertaining his grandkids. He strived to instill a love for family, hard work, fun, and teaching everyone to enjoy the simple treasures of the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, and camping.

The family will receive relatives & friends on Sunday, August 25th, from 2-5PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, August 26th, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 99 Main St., Scottsville, NY 14546.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Long Pond R&G Club, 4699 Country Club, Syracuse, NY 13215 and Wilmot Cancer Center, 300 E. River Rd. PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.

Services

  • Calling Hours Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 26, 2019

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Melanie Blank

August 26, 2019

I just learned of John's passing today. I knew John during several work contract assignments. I remember him as a very nice person and send heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

harland brown

August 26, 2019

Jack was a friend from high school, my deepest condolences to his family. Jack will be missed, we had some nice conversations at our class reunions. Harland Brown

Carmen Longobardi

August 26, 2019

I was extremely saddened to learn of Jack’s passing, as I’ve considered him a friend and awesome coworker since the first time we worked together at Ortho Diagnostics. I remember discussing our work histories together, and found out that Jack had worked with my brother Ralph at GRS. I then told my brother, and arranged for the three of us to have lunch together.
I worked extensively with Jack at Ortho on the Engen lab automation system, helping to solve field failures and to find solutions. Jack hated all of the paperwork involved, but he always came through for us.
After I retired, our mutual friend Wayne Newman asked me to play golf in their Wednesday night golf league. I enjoyed playing golf with Jack and his great friends, Robert, Chuck, Wayne, Roger, Jim and Rick. Jack had an unusually slow, deliberate swing, but most of his shots were on the mark! I enjoyed our after golf dinners, too at D&D’s and Sal’s. Jack and Robert also invited me to their gun club to shoot trap or skeet ( I can never remember the difference!). Even though I wasn’t very good, Jack was always very encouraging and a good teacher.
I know that Jack loved his wife Mame, their children and grandkids very much, as he always talked so highly of their times together. He was a great man, and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

lisa cox

August 26, 2019

Sorry for your loss. John and I were cube mates at Ortho. We had lots of lunches together and I enjoyed his friendship immensely. He sent me an email just a few weeks ago about having lunch after I got back from vacation. He enjoyed life and he will be greatly missed.

joan (Matejcik)Woodrow

August 26, 2019

Condolences to Jack's family. I have very fond memories of Jack and Uncle Paul's family. We visited them often when I was young. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Joanie Matejcik Woodrow (John and Doris' youngest).

Betty Day

August 26, 2019

John (as he was known at work), was a very dear co-worker and friend of mine at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

John was a kindred spirit; our lives/spirits crossed so many paths since the late 1970’s. My original memory went beyond the max 2000 length. I couldn't trim it down because there were so many heartfelt memories to cut.

So instead, here are John's last words to me. He shared joyful pictures of the grandkids on his boat:

“Hope your health is good.. I'm OK. Retirement has helped and helped my attitude! :-) you should try it!! A couple of bucks does not make a difference.
Hey with your kids moving to CA maybe I'll see you in Phoenix , sun city.. :-)

Sorry about rambling on.. I know your busy.. love to have lunch sometime.. Thursday's are usually good..and some Tuesday's..

Keep in touch..”

John always liked to put 2 periods at the end of a sentence - bang bang!!
John was a kind, patient, humble, caring, fun loving man. He loved his family above all else. So proud of his children and grandchildren. I will miss his warm smile and chuckle and friendship.
I regret not having that lunch with him (taking for granted he’ll always be there). I am truly touched that he considered me his friend. I know our spirits will cross paths again and I’ll see him across the dining table smiling at me “..”

Steve Paprocki

August 25, 2019

I first met John playing raquetball and our friendship grew over the years. We had a lot in common having worked at GRS. We shared a lot of stories of our work there. We also both worked at Kodak and J&J later on.

Besides the raquetball leagues, we played golf and John would try to show me the best way to score the least amount of strokes, but I stubbornly went the “tin cup” route.

He was always focused and quietly competitive. John was a a great NY Giants fan and one year he and Mame hosted a Super Bowl party in which the Bills played the Giants. The majority of the folks at the party were Bills fans, and were astounded that at the waning seconds of the game, the Bills kicker missed a field goal enabling the Giants to beat the Bills. Big disappointment to some, but I'll never forget the huge grin on John's face as the game drew to a close.

John's smile and the warmth he displayed to his friends will stay with me forever. My condolences to the Mame and their wonderful family.

Thank you, John.

Ettore Cavallaro

August 25, 2019

John and I met for the first time in 2008 at Ortho Clinical, when he traveled to France to work on one of the company’s Laboratory Automation projects. He was one of the first US colleagues I met.

After that first meeting, we worked together on the same line of business for years. He was always kind and polite, respectful and dedicated to his work.
We would discuss together when I was in Rochester, sometimes at his desk next to the window, while he was eating an apple, and he would tell me about his passion for the lake, boats, and fishing.

I will remember him as a genuinely good person, and I would like to offer my condolences to his family.

Drew Howell

August 23, 2019

I have had the wonderful pleasure of working with John (Jack for those of you outside of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics) for over a decade. His efforts have helped numerous hospitals across the world to care for their patients. I enjoyed every minute of the time we spent together on the job or outside of work. My life has been enriched by knowing him. This is a trademark of his that can be found within all the lives that he has touched. We shared many a conversation on life and family. His children and grand children were dearly loved. His trips with Mame and friends were also shared with that warming smile that only he has. For this and so much more I am grateful for. May the happy times and warm memories help family with their loss.

Larry Weldon

August 22, 2019

I think I was 8 or 9, maybe younger when I met Jack and his Dad Paul. He was two years older than me and we played baseball in the backyard and camped out in a tiny little pup tent. We went fishing in my Dad's iron boat on the Oswegatchie behind the barn. Jack and Paul helped us with the haying in the summer and Jack and I took the 22 after woodchucks when he was old enough to take it.

The best times of my life were going to Greenfield Pond for a week in the summer. I fished with Paul and he usually spent more time untangling my snarls than fishing. Those were the days of cloth line way before monofilament.

When we were older we would go to dances in Ogdensburg and drink a few beers. Then Jack graduated and went off to college. I saw him once a few years later when I was home at the old house on Rt 58.

Then about a year ago we connected through classmates.com and he stopped at our house in Gouverneur for dinner on his way home from camp.

Jack was a good man - he was a good kid and a good son and a great friend. I don't doubt he was a good husband and father, too.

Larry Weldon