John K. Matyi

John K. Matyi

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John Keith Matyi was brought into this earthly life on July 26, 1946. He was raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After a life of service to his country, fellow Veterans and family, he left us September 1, 2014. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dotti Matyi, his daughters Cheryl (Ed) Moore and Alicia (Grant) Matyi and his three beloved granddaughters and two grandsons. John was a lover of many things including his Country, his family and his German Shepherds. He remained a Patriot to the end.

John served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a decorated War Hero, receiving both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his bravery and courage in the face of Enemy fire.

John received his BSW Degree from Southern CT State University and then completed his Master’s Degree from Fordham, cum laude, studying Marriage and Family Therapy. He was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health provider at the Birmingham VA Hospital. He was a member of the Masons and supported Community Service.

A Military Service with honors was held in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the humane society in his honor.

“So I would say God hates War but loves every soldier.” (Rick Warren)

Rest in Peace Soldier. Job Well Done. The Battle is Over.