The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 3, 2014

Matthew F. Bordack

BLANDBURG, PA. — BORDACK – Mr. Matthew F., 87, Blandburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at UPMC-Altoona. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Blandburg, son of the late Matthew T. and Anna (Janos) Bordac. On May 3, 1952, in Blandburg, he married Virginia Louise Lender, who died Oct. 17, 1987. Surviving are son, Thomas M., Hollidaysburg; daughter, Susan L. Ronan, Claysburg, and her children, Andy, Tammy and Justin; son, Joseph E. (Amy), Altoona, and their children, David and Sara; daughter, Joan M. (Neal) Mesteller, Seward, and their children, Brian and Aaron; and son, Matthew L. (Heather), Blandburg, and their daughter, Cierra; and stepgrandson, Matt. Also surviving is his deceased sons, Wendell’s children, Wendy, Angie and Eric. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren; sister, Sister Genevieve Bordac, Neceda, Wis.; and special friend, Betty Tate of Altoona. Also preceded in death by an infant child and brother, Wendell. Matt was a 1944 graduate of Reade Township High School, a 1950 graduate of Penn State University and had attended the University of Pittsburgh. He had been a math teacher at Reade Township High School and Glendale School District for more than 35 years. He also taught in the Upward Bound programs at St. Francis University and Mount Aloysius College. He was an athletic director at Glendale for 20-plus years. Mr. Bordack was a Yeoman 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Frugality and Bellwood AmVets. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow, Pa., with funeral service immediately following. Interment, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow. Military honors conducted by Coalport VFW. (www.mcquownfuneralhome.com)

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  • H. Ross Blackburn

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  • Margaret Rusnak

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