John Joseph "Jack" Mato

  • Born: July 22, 1944
  • Died: February 9, 2020
  • Location: Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

John J. "Jack" Mato
A good man with a big heart passed into God's hands on Sunday, February 9. Jack loved his family, animals, the outdoors, fishing, corny jokes, and giving rib-cracking hugs. Whenever anyone needed help, he was the person to call. Jack's primary concern was making everyone around him smile and laugh—as well as ensuring no one went hungry.
He had a successful career as a manufacturing engineer and was a veteran of the US Army Reserves.
Survived by his loving partner of over 50 years, Arlene E. Linke, and his family: Bill and Michelle Mato, MaryAnn and Al Lang, David Lang, Mary Beth and Jim McNally (Jim), Jessica and Rob Miller (Robbie and Addison), Allison and Lee Gorlin (Jackson and Tyler), Michael and Angela Mato (Audrey), Bill Linke, Brenda and Frank Lamanna, Gary and Vivi McKee, Lauren-Alice Lamanna and Ryan Walker, Michael and Kristen Lamanna.
We mourn the loss of fun-loving Uncle Jack; he will live in our hearts forever. We cherish our memories of him and the good times.
Services will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. On April 19 at St. Madeline's Church in Ridley Park, the Alumni Association will remember John at their annual Memorial Mass.

Posted by John Mooney - Brookhaven, PA - Teacher   February 15, 2020

My heart goes out to Jack's family and loved ones who are certainly mourning his passing. I always thought of him as a kind and caring person and also a rock in the Mato family. "Uncle Jackie" was one of a kind. His suffering is over. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Posted by Joe Brymer - Sun Valley, CA - Family Friend   February 12, 2020

We met only once on a very special occasion but his kind and gentle nature was obvious. I know his family will mourn him and miss him dearly. Go with God Jack

Posted by Barbara Mikel - Placerville, CA - Family Friend   February 12, 2020

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