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Robert E. ‘Fesky’ Matreski

Robert E. “Fesky” Matreski, 83, of Blossburg, passed away Jan. 11, 2020, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Robert Edward was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Morris Run, to the late Edward and Victoria (Dominikoski) Matreski. He was a graduate of Blossburg’s North Penn High School, Class of 1953.

On Nov. 16, 1979, he married the former, Ardith “Ardie” Bowen in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blossburg. Fesky was employed at J.P. Ward Foundry for 25 years until his retirement.

He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to joke around and could easily make people laugh. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Blossburg, Wheel Inn in Roaring Branch and a life-time member of the Canton Moose Lodge, Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, and a past-member of the Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club in Liberty.

Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Jana Belawski, Ann Campbell, and Rita Peseski; and brothers, Joseph, and Richard Matreski.

Surviving Fesky are his wife of 40 years, Ardie; daughter, Rosemary Jankowiak, of Jersey Shore; sister, Catherine “Sadie” Beck, of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Leah Wells, Ed Matreski, Larry Beck, Rick Beck, Doug Beck, Victoria Gilliland, Tom Peseski, Jerry Peseski, Peggy Babcock, Jim Belawski, Walter Belawski, and George Campbell; and special friend, Stephen Tokarz.

Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. A memorial mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary’s St., Blossburg, with its pastor, Father Bryan Wright, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.