Marshall E. Mattison, 77, of 113 Lakeview Ave., Lakewood, N.Y., and Ruskin, Fla., passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in his home.
An area resident for most of his life, he was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., a son of the late Charles and Margaret Andersson Mattison.
He was a graduate of Southwestern Central High School and before his retirement in 1999 was employed as a tool-and-die maker for Inscape Inc. He had earlier worked for the Rollform of Jamestown, Inc. for several years.
Marshall E. Mattison
He was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lakewood and was very active with the Ingjald Lodge 65, Independent Order of the Vikings, serving as chief in 1985. He also served on the grand council for the National Independent Order of the Vikings. He was a past president of the Lakewood Chemical Fire Department, a Boy Scout leader where he was coined the nickname "Swampy," and a member of the former Lakewood Jaycees.
He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who loved hunting, fishing, cooking and playing golf. He also enjoyed baking bread and won first prize for his rye bread in The Post-Journal baking contest.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Hornsten Mattison, whom he married June 7, 1958; two sons: Gregory (Kathy) Mattison of Lakewood and Michael (Kathleen) Mattison of Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Burns of Tavernier, Fla.; five grandchildren: Andrew Mattison and Christopher Mattison, both of Lakewood, Kirsten Burns of Orlando, Fla., and Conor Mattison and Victoria Mattison, both of Gaithersburg, Md.; and a brother, James (Karen) Mattison of Jamestown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles J. "Jerry" Mattison; a grandson, Patrick Burns; and a nephew, David Mattison.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home.
The Rev. Timothy Hoyer, pastor of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lakewood, will officiate.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home where an Ingjald Lodge 65, Independent Order of the Vikings Lodge memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 35 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; or to a charity of one's choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Marshall at www.lindfuneralhome.com.