Robert L. Matlack

November 28, 1942 - August 15, 2020

Robert L. Matlack, 77, of, Groveville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.


Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.


Bob was an honorably discharged Navy veteran having served on the USS Forrestal Fighter Squadron VF 74. He served for a total of 6 years, 2 active duty and 4 in the reserve. He was an autobody technician for 40 years, working for many different establishments. Bob also worked at St. Vincent DePaul Church as a custodian and janitor for 20 years. Bob volunteered as a sponsor for AA for the Thursday night meeting that met at the United Presbyterian Church in Yardville. He enjoyed restoring his 1974 Gremlin, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.


Predeceased by his parents, Marvin H. and Elizabeth A. (Klein) Matlack, he is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Donna (Polasky) Matlack; daughter Terri Jewell and husband Ken; his brothers, Marvin (Shirley) Matlack and Paul (Janet) Matlack; and grandchildren Robert (Katelyn Jewell and Michael Jewell.


Funeral service will begin on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00am at the


Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.


Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00am at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.


Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Yardville Memorial Home.


Interment will follow in Crosswicks Cemetery.


Memorial contributions can be made to Ennoble Care Hospice, 2 University Plaza, Suite 204, Hackensack, NJ 07601




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