Tony Matesic, Jr.

July 28, 1953 - October 24, 2012

07/28/1953 - 10/24/2012

MATESIC, Anton “Tony”, 59, of Benwood, WV, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the OVMC, Wheeling.
He was born on July 28, 1953 in Wheeling, son of the late Anton and Virginia Polsinelli Matesic.
Tony was co-owner of M & E Partners; former employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood and Steubenville Plants; was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, Wheeling Masonic Lodge #5, Wheeling Union Chapter #1, Wheeling Commandry #1 Knights Templar, Osiris Shrine Center, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and was a former member of the Royal Order of Jesters Court #13.
Tony is survived by his wife Cheri Hough Matesic, 2 step-daughters; Stacie Jeff Koontz of Sherrard, Brienne Taylor Sargent of Houston, PA, 2 sisters; Rose Ann JR Barnes of Tulare, CA, Brenda Mark Little of Greenfield, OH, Aunt Lollie of Glendale, 3 stepgrandchildren; Shelby, Issac and Zoe Koontz; nephew Blake Matesic, nieces, Virginia and Natalie Matesic Little; great niece, Luca Matesic, great nephew, Thomas Dean “TD” Matesic, beloved cousins; Katheryn Conti, Gigi Lance Crowley and their children Brendan and Victoria, Elsie Renzella and many other beloved family and friends.
Friends will be received on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 12:00 noon until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.
Rosary devotions will be conducted at 7:00pm Friday in the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00am in St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, with Father Edwin Keel as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, POBox 2048, Wheeling, WV.
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Pam & Tony Chieffalo
8 years ago

Brenda and Rose and other family members so sorry to hear about Tony he was a nice person he will be missed by all who knew him

Bob & Rose Frasnelli
8 years ago

Cheri – our hearts are broken for you and family. You were so happy telling Bob about this handsome fella you’d married from Benwood. When Bob described this fella, I knew it had to be Tony. I went to grade school with Tony, and have always known him to be one great guy. You two were blessed to have crossed paths.

Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

8 years ago

Cheri and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tony was a wonderful man. When Tony and I were at the Whlg Pitt Credit Union Tony always talked about how he let you get away. He always loved you. Then he finally got what he always wanted–You. I was so happy for the both of you. I know you will cherish all the memories and love that you shared. God Bless


Harry and Michele Dague Myers
8 years ago


So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

8 years ago

Cheri, My deepest sympathy to you and your family over your tragic loss. You and Tony made me believe in love stories again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Barkhurst
8 years ago

Cheri: I am so sorry about Tony. Gloria spoke so highly about him for years and I wish that I could have met him. I love to hear the story about how you went together years ago and then got married years later. It sounds like you found your great love. May God bless you and your family now and always. Love Julie

Lynne Koehler Bailey
8 years ago

Dear Sandy and Family, I was so sad to hear of the death of Cheri’s husband. May God be with all of you in the days, weeks and months ahead and give you the strength to get through this tragedy. God Bless You. Sincerely, Lynne Koehler Bailey

Pam Shilling Thompson, Bob Thompson, Bill Shilling, Betty Curfman, Ronnie Shilling
8 years ago

Dearest Cheri, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family over your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rose Tisko
8 years ago

I am one of the nurses from OVMC, ICU. Just wanted to reach out to the family and let you know I am sorry for your loss.

Dawn Smith Allen
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was a wonderful man like his father. He will be greatly missed by many and thought of often by the ones that loved him. My prayers are with the family.

Christine Witkoski Hoyt
8 years ago

I graduated BDHS with Tony and was very fond of his gentleness, humor and pleasantness. My condolences to his family.

Bob Byard
8 years ago

I just found out about Tony this morning, and I am so deeply saddened and mourn the loss of a really decent, fun loving and honest guy. My deepest, heart felt condolences go out to his wife, sisters, and family in this time of grieving. He will be missed by all who knew him. May God be with you all and give us all peace in this very sad time.

Gary Church
8 years ago

I met Tony when his father Anton passed away. I worked with Anton many years at Bayer. Anton was one of the nicest men you could ever meet, and I have no reason not to believe that Tony was just like his father. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers in this time of need. Condolences are being sent to the family also. Tony and Anton have now met in heaven. May God Bless them forever.

Tony Ferrera
8 years ago

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Tony and I were good friends and shared a lot of great experiences and good times together. He was a true and loyal friend and I deeply regret not being able to get back for the service. Tony, I will miss you, our visits and our great conversations.

Tony Ferrera

Chantal Copeland
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to you Cheri, the girls and Tony’s family.

This news brought me much sadness.

I can remember the glow you had when you started to talk about meeting Tony once again all those years later. The love that you found with him is something to hold close in your heart dear friend.

May you find comfort in your friends and family. Memories that will last a lifetime, and to have the love you had will be a cherished treasure that some never find.

Love your friend,


Michelle Polinski Kelly
8 years ago

My Deepest sympathy to Brenda and Rose Ann. We may have not seen each other in years but you are in my thoughts and prayers

Love, Michelle

Mary Elizabeth Matesic Butler
8 years ago

My heart goes out to all of you. I am so sorry that I wasn’t up north at the time. He always had the sweetest smile.

Jane and George Krupica
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Matestic family. Our hearts are deeply saddened today. We both went to BDHS with Tony and he was a TRUE GENTLEMAN in every sense of the word. I can recall many fond memories of hanging out with my classmates and Tony. He was always the one that showed such respect to us girls and would not allow the boys to swear in front of us. He was awesome and always watching out for us girls. We just ran into Tony at the Olgebay fest a few weeks ago and had a few good laughs about the “good ole days”. He will be missed and God certainly has another angel.

Jim Flading
8 years ago

Prayers for the family from the entire Flading Family

8 years ago


vicki kane
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss.In my prayers

Michael and Bonnie Zelic
8 years ago

Talked recently with Tony, he would smile and laugh as he would tell stories of the past. He was a very special person and will be missed by many.

Bonnie Charnock
8 years ago

To the Matesic clan… My mom, Joann and I send our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Tony. Though I personally had not seen Tony in many years, I always remember him being such a genuine person. What more need be said? God rest his soul. His spirit will live on up on High Street where my memory of him lives on… Godspeed in your travels now Tony…

Dana McCausland
8 years ago

to Tony,s family, my mom and i worked with tony at wal mart. he was a very good friend to both of us. we will never forget him. may god bless all of you.

Kathy & Tom Goodrich
8 years ago

Tony was a “gentle”man. He always had

a smile and a story. God Bless his

family. We will pray for you and know

that his memories will keep you going.

Carole & Warren Rodkin
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Tony. He was such a special person and we will miss him. You are in our thoughts and prayers

JP Smith
8 years ago

With deepest sympathy, he was a good man.

Toni Magnone Eaton
8 years ago

You were a part of so many of my high school memories…Rest in Peace, my friend.