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Robert Mattern

Robert Orton "Buddy" Mattern

December 13, 1923 - September 9, 2020
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Obituary

CALCUTTA, OHIO – Robert O. “Buddy” Mattern, 96, of Wellsville passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Calcutta Health Care Center.

Buddy was born in East Liverpool on December 13, 1923 a son the late Robert O. and Alice (Higgins) Mattern. He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School class of 1941. Buddy retired in 1983 from Crucible Steel as a foreman in the pump house. He also worked at Golden Star Dairy delivering milk. Buddy was a life member of VFW Post 374, DAV, and American Legion Post 481. Buddy proudly served his country during WW II as supply sergeant with 34th Infantry Division and received a purple heart.

Preceding Buddy in death were his wife of 73 years, whom he married August 31, 1946, Barbara J. (Bolton) Mattern; grandson Daniel Shenton; sister Audrey Rockenhauser and brother Dave Mattern.

Left to cherish his memory are four daughters, Barbara Shenton of Uniontown, Ohio, Penny Hiller and her husband Cliff of Boardman, Ohio, Linda Merriman of Calcutta, Ohio and Diana Pastorius and her husband Norman of Glen Dale, West Virginia; son, Robert O. Mattern, Jr. and his wife Ruth of Wilson, North Carolina; sister Ruth Estell of East Liverpool, Ohio; brother Kenneth R. Mattern and his wife May of Kissimmee, Florida; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren.

A private family service was held at the Dawson Funeral Home with Will Montgomery of the St. Clair Avenue Church of Christ officiating.

Burial was in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Buddy’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Dawson Funeral Home
    Address
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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  • Service

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Dawson Funeral Home
    Address
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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    Officiant
    Evangelist Will M. Montgomery
  • Interment

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, September 14th, 2020
    Location
    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    Address
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 02:30am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Orton Mattern, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Robert Orton Mattern, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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