WESTFIELD - Keith F. Matteson, age 74, of Spring Street and Abercrombie Dr. Englewood, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Absolut Care of Westfield after an extended illness with his family by his side.
Mr. Matteson was born June 22, 1939, in Hamlet, N.Y., and was the son of the late Lyle A. and Ruth (Port-er) Matteson.
Keith served in the U.S. Army from 1962-68 in the reserves. After leaving the military, he went to college and received a bachelor's degree in teaching education.
He married the love of his life, Judith Ann James on July 15, 1961, in Falconer, N.Y. Together they raised two sons, Rodney and Randy and resided in Brocton, N.Y. Keith was employed by the Brocton Central Schools for 28 years as the Industrial Arts Teacher, retiring in 1994. Following his retirement he continued using his gifted talent in woodworking and craftsmanship and along with his brother Boyd, they built 53 homes by Matte-son Construction. Keith also installed several television antennas in the area with the help from his sons.
He was also certified in the officiating of high school football and basketball games in the area.
Keith belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #118 in Westfield since 1972, The Vikings Club, the War Vets, the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the American Legion.
Keith enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, but most of all, his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith Ann (James) Matteson, their two sons: Rodney (Debra) Matteson of Deltona, Fla., and Dr. Randy (Dr. Kristin) Matteson of Getzville, N.Y.; and his eight wonderful grandchildren, Travis, Samantha, Jessica, Rachel, Sydney, Carter, Owen and Cyrus Matteson. Also survived by his sister, Sally (Jon) Saff; and one brother, Boyd (Mary Lou) Matteson.
Keith was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Matteson.
Calling hours will be held at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held there on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kristen Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made on Keith's behalf to the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemus Point, NY 14712.
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Arrangements have been entrusted with the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.