Jean D. Matusz

October 2, 1935 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 85)

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Of Braddock Hills, age 85, died on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

She was daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Szmyd) Matusz and the beloved sister of MaryAnn Peterson (Edward Sr. deceased) of Elizabeth

Twp., John Matusz (Camillia) of Plum, and the late Walter Matusz (Gerry decreased). Jean was loved dearly by her nieces Diane Bentley (Brian) of Cranberry Twp., Karen Coley (William) of Philadelphia area,, and nephews Walter Matusz (Alice) of Greenville, Edward Peterson Jr. (Heidi) of AL, Glenn Peterson (Doug Kraushaar) of Dormont, John Matusz, and by her great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jean was born in Wilmerding and the family moved to Forest Hills in 1941.  Jean eventually moved to her own home in Braddock Hills.

Upon graduation from Wilkinsburg High School, Jean began her career as a secretary for the University of Pittsburgh in the office of the Registrar.  After many years, Jean transferred to the Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs.  During this time, she enjoyed traveling with friends, which included trips to Africa, Europe, the Far East, and was thrilled to visit her ancestral roots in Poland.

After almost 40 years with the University of Pittsburgh, Jean battled with rheumatoid arthritis, and decided to retire.

When Jean was able, she enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle with family, watching Star Trek and sports, especially tennis, and playing bridge with friends.

Jean respected all animals, but particularly cats, which she loved and sheltered.

Due to the pandemic, her service will be private to her family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Ave., Pgh., PA 15208 or


Arrangements with Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, East Pittsburgh, (412) 824-8800.


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