Gerald J. “Jerry” Matus, 81, of Wampum, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his residence.
Born June 2, 1939 in New Castle, he was the son of the late John and Alferetta “Freddie” Aloe Matus.
Jerry was the owner and operator of Matus Service Center and Auto Sales in Wampum. He was a well known race car driver and four time track champion at Lernerville Speedway. He was a helicopter and airplane pilot, he also instructed and flew ultralights. In Jerry’s free time, he enjoyed going to the casino.
Survivors include two daughters, Sonya (Jim) Mangino, Sherry (Kevin) Genareo; son, Brent (Jackie) Matus all of Wampum; two grandsons, Brandon Matus and Jimmy Mangino; four granddaughters, Elisabeth (John) Garvin, Brittany Sipe, Jessica Mangino, Raelynn Genareo; six great grandchildren; and sister Marilynn (Chuck) Johnston of Wampum.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2021 from 4:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum, with Pastor Gary Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, all visitors are asked to wear a mask and social distance.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.