John G. Matusic Jr

John G. Matusic Jr., 80, died at his home in Windsor Heights, WV, on June 8.

He was born April 1, 1939, in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late John G Matusic Sr. and his wife Agnes Sarko Matusic.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Bogaard Matusic and their eldest son, John George III.

He was a graduate of Wellsburg High School and worked in the coal industy. John served in the U.S. Air Force and was based in England where he met his wife. He was a voracious reader and loved traveling, sports and crossword, Sudoku and jigsaw puzzles and Christmas. John was always up for a debate on most topics and enjoyed heated family Jeopardy matches. He was especially proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children: daughter Karen and her husband Steve Nissley; daughter Lisa and her husband Mike Scovill; son Christopher and son Michael and his wife Stephanie and 13 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Joseph and his wife Kelly and his sister Barbara Miller and her husband Chuck and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 War- wood Ave., Wheeling, WV, 26003, 304-277- 2722.

There will be a celebration of John’s life later this summer.