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Thomas Matusky '55

Thomas Matusky, age 85, of Seattle, joined his late wife, Evelyn May Matusky in the afterlife on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2014, in a peaceful, gentle return, with his son Fredrick Matusky and daughter-in-law, Cindy Matusky, by his side. Thomas was born August 3, 1928 in Passaic New Jersey to Jadiga Rejman and Felix Mateuszczyk. He graduated from Passaic Senior High School in June 1946 and enlisted, serving honorably in the US Navy earning the WWII Victory medal before his discharge in 1953. Tom's strong belief in higher education led him to Antioch College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in 1955 and Temple University for his Master's in Education in 1965. Thomas married Joy Brinkman and fathered two sons, Frederick Thomas and Michael Felix. Tom and Joy divorced in 1967, remaining friends until his passing.

In 2007, Tom married Evelyn May in a small ceremony, surrounded by their closest family. Together they lived a storybook romance cut painfully short by Evelyn's untimely passing in 2009. Tom spoke of Evelyn and their love frequently, often with tears in his eyes. May their souls rekindle their earthly romance in the hereafter and for eternity. We will forever miss him and remember fondly and often, the love and advice with which he was so generous. Tom is survived by his two sons, Frederick Thomas Matusky of Vashon Island, WA; and Michael Felix Matusky of Everett, WA; his three grandchildren, Marcus Allen Matusky of Seattle, WA, Amber Dawn Matusky of Vashon Island, WA and McKenzie Lynn Bomber of Vashon Island, WA; and his great granddaughter Natalia Matusky of Vashon Island, WA. Tom did not wish for services or flowers, but instead for donations to be made in his honor to Antioch College and/or Temple University.