Carl J. Matt of Jeannette, PA passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born June 27, 1933, in Jeannette, a son of the late Carl and Anna Mento Matt. Carl was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. He was employed by the City of Jeannette for 45 years, including 41 years as a police officer and retiring as the Chief of Police. He also held the office of Mayor for 4 years. Carl was a member of the Ascension Church Jeannette, the American Legion Post #344, the F.O.E. #844, the Italian Club, and the M & S Club, all of Jeannette. Quoting Carl, “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and every highway, but more, much more than this, I did it my way.” His way was spending time with his family and creating memories that we will cherish forever.
In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his loving wife Thelma Gordon Matt in 2006 and a brother, Louie Matt. He is survived by his children, Russell Matt and wife Lisa, Carl Matt Jr., Pamela Matt, all of Jeannette, and Paula Pelerose and husband Tim of Greensburg; grandchildren, Amanda (John) Standish, Anthony (Nicole) Matt, Michael Matt, Kayla Wallace, Mallory (Jay) Clary, Krista Wallace, Teno (Bethany) Pelerose, and Abby Pelerose; and 13 great-grandchildren that he adored very much.