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Patricia "Pat" J. (Albert) Matthews

November 8, 1939 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 81)

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Patricia “Pat” (Albert) Matthews, 81, of Avoca, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, at River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Born on November 8, 1939, in West Pittston, she was a daughter of the late David and Hazel Doris (Brettscneider) Albert.

Pat attended the Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the former Avoca Hose Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary and a former Girl Scout Leader. 

In addition to raising her loving family, Pat worked at Martz Trailways as a ticket agent. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Sheila M. (Matthews) Pitts; and several brothers and sisters.

Pat is survived by loving husband of 64 years,  Robert J. Matthews, Avoca, loving daughters Elaine O’Brien, Avoca, Patricia Strelecki, Avoca, and JoAnn Nayavich and her husband David, W. Wyoming; loving sons Thomas and his wife, Dolores, Avoca and Kenneth Matthews, Avoca; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a brother Henry, sisters Judy, Maureen, and Karen.

A Viewing will be held Sunday, February 28, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 728 Main Street, Avoca.   A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Langcliffe Cemetery, Avoca.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Avoca Hose Co. #1, 740 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641

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February 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Avoca Hose Company #1
740 Main Street, Avoca PA 18641

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