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Robert "Bob" T. Mattson

February 19, 1931 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Mattson Obituary

HERMITAGE- Mr. Robert Thore Mattson of Hermitage, died on the morning of Friday December 8, 2023 after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

Bob was born February 19, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lily E. and Thore A. Mattson and was a 1949 graduate of Hickory High School.

He served in the Army from 1952-1954 where he was stationed in Germany and continued to serve in the Army Reserve until 1959. After leaving the Army, Bob worked at Ivor J. Lee Plumbing and Heating as a plumber and estimator until his retirement in 1994.

Bob was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hermitage where he had served on the church board.  He was active in the community and volunteered at Meals on Wheels for over 20 years, served on the Hickory School Board, a member of the Buhl Club and served on its board of directors. Bob served on the board of directors of Century Club at Pymatuning Reservoir where he was also longtime member and had been a member of the Kedron Lodge F.A.M. #389 in West Middlesex.

Bob is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Suzann Rollinson Mattson, whom he married on August 19, 1955.  Also surviving are his three daughters, Patricia S. Leax of Greenville, PA, Jane C. Mattson of Littleton, CO, and Karen J. Mattson of Coraopolis, PA, a granddaughter Michelle E. Leax, a great-granddaughter Serena M. Leax, and a brother Roy Mattson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Carl and Bernard Mattson, and his son-in-law James Leax.

Friends may visit with his family on Tuesday from 4-7:00PM at the Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home at 555 East State Street in Sharon, Pennsylvania. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday December 13, 2023 in the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Morefield Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels in Hermitage, PA or to the Buhl Club of Sharon, PA.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Funeral Service
December 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Private Internment

Morefield Cemetery
Morefield Road
Hermitage, PA 16148


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