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Emily Matone

Michael John Matone

March 24, 1954 - February 13, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Michael John Matone. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Michael John Matone, 66, formerly of Bethel Park and Baldwin Borough, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021, after a long battle against early-onset dementia. A graduate from the University of Pittsburgh where he met and married his devoted wife of 42 years, Kristine Gress; loving father of Amanda Matone Rusczcyk (Jeff), Dr. Emily Matone, and Max Matone; treasured “Pop” to Zachary and Rebecca Ruszczyk. Preceded in death by mother,...  see more
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  • Emily Matone
    We'll never forget his rules:

    - No phone calls past 9pm
    - No sleeping in past 9am
    - No talking at the dinner table
    - No bare feet outside
    - No skates in the house
    - No slides in the house
    - No questions during Jeopardy
    - No loose teeth
    - No laying...  more
  • Kristine Matone
    Familiar expression <3
  • Kristine Matone
    My M,
    You always knew what to do,
    I knew what to say
    I love you More
    Your K
  • Dan Sweeney
    I will always treasure my friendship with Michael. He had a great sense of humor and we had many enjoyable and interesting conversations. He was a special person and will be greatly missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Kris and his children...  more
  • Max  Matone
    When I was still in high school and leaving to take the family car out for the night, my father would say to me, “so long, and keep it under 90!” Now, to put things into perspective, the car in question was a 1984 DL and I was the fifth person to...  more
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  • Jay Gress
    We remember Christmas Eve at Grandma Peg's for dinner and gift exchange. Christmas
    Eve became a tradition for our families. Dinner had to be served at two tables, one table
    for grown-ups and the second table for kids. Although the years have passed...  more
  • Sally Geisler-Milton
    Michael was so quit, kind and a gentle man. My deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
  • Emily Matone
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  • Emily Matone
    He truly cherished them, and soaked up every moment
  • Emily Matone
    opening xmas present
  • Emily Matone
  • Mandy Ruszczyk
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  • Mandy Ruszczyk
    I keep thinking of little things Dad would do, like crack his knuckles and his beautiful penmanship, how his voicemail said "this is Mike Matone," with a smile in his voice just like he taught me to record my own message. I'll always remember how he lit...  more
  • Patricia Gress
    When I think of Michael, I remember all of the times he was there to support and assist me and my mother in all aspects of our lives. Krisi just had to say " Michael, Gus and/or Peg need your help and he responded. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
  • Meghan Hannan
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Your whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that your joyful memories will give you comfort during this sad time. Sending you all of our love. Love, Meghan and Dave Hannan
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  • Mandy Ruszczyk
    • Mandy Ruszczyk
      Mandy Ruszczyk Thank you Emmy for setting this up! We know Dad would've loved us using technology to share stories and photos as well as receive condolences. ❤❤
    • Mandy Ruszczyk
      Jeff Ruszczyk Thank you Michael for being a great father, father-in-law, and grandparent. You will be missed. Deepest sympathy to the Matone family.
  • Emily Matone
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