Matt, 92, died May 30 in Sublimity. He was born in
Silverton, living in Sublimity, West Stayton and Stayton. Matt
worked as a self-employed farmer and logger all of his life.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and
Catholic Order of Foresters. Matt played football and baseball
in high school and boxed golden gloves. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, mushroom picking, and always raised a great crop of
tomatoes and vegetables that he would sell. Matt married
Patricia Ann Mertz in Stayton.
He is survived by his wife of
70 years: Patricia Pat Mack of Sublimity; children:
Barbara (Jack) West of Salem, Ted (Pat) Mack of Salem, Doug
Mack of Salem, Steve (Patresa) Mack of Salem, Jerry Mack of
Salem and Bill Mack of Silverton; brothers: Tom (Norma) Mack
of Lyons and Bob (Bea) Mack of Aumsville; sisters: Rose Youngs
of Seattle, WA and Catherine Klosterman of Aloha; 16
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-granddaughter. Matt was preceded in death by
siblings: Tony, Peter, Frank, Carl, Adam, John and Mary.
family would like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice, and
Marian Estates Ponderosa Unit for the care they gave to Matt.
Recitation of Rosary will be Tuesday, June 11 at 9:30 am
followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am both at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment
will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be
made to Regis St. Mary Catholic School Foundation. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.