Meadville Tribune

October 22, 2013

Lawrence (Sonny) Lee Mattis

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUTVILLE — Lawrence (Sonny) Lee Mattis, 69, of Meadville passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born April 16, 1944, in Meadville, a son of the late Joseph Lee and Delores Smith Mattis. He married Sandra Louise DeRemer on June 20, 1970. She preceded him in death on March 4, 1999.

He retired from the Mercer Spring and Wire in Townville.

He was a member of St. Hippolyte Church in Frenchtown. He enjoyed spending time at Hunter’s Inn and Tamarack Tavern, and was a member of Station 4. He loved spending time with his family, loved to hunt, play cornhole and cards. He was an avid Cleveland Browns Fan and supporter of NASCAR.

He is survived by six daughters, Lisa Hays and her husband, Mark, of Saegertown, Patricia Casper and her husband, Richard, of Cambridge Springs, Robin Hollabaugh and her husband, Greg, of New Richmond, Diane Deeter and her husband, Dave, of Cochranton, Shannon Caldwell and her husband, Timothy, of Meadville, and Penny Simpson of Cochranton; a son, Lawrence Mattis Jr. and his wife, Kathlene, of Meadville; 17 grandchildren, Jessie, Marie, David, Amanda, Joshua, Jake, Megan, Julia, Stevie, Todd, Seth, Brandon, Brandi, Austin, Chandler, Matt and Nikki; and 11 great-grandchildren, Adrik, Kyleigh, Dakoda, Wyatt, Preston, Mason, David, Katie, Kolton, Payton and Ayla; three sisters, Delores Mattis of Guys Mills, Shirley Mattis of Frenchtown, and Wanda Morehead and her husband, Dale, of Guys Mills; three brothers, William Mattis of Guys Mills, Mark Mattis of Guys Mills, and Richard Mattis and his fiancée, Barb Robinson, of Meadville; and by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Hippolyte Church, Frenchtown, with Father Daniel Prez as celebrant.

Memorials can be made to the Lakeland Hospice, 2221 A Peninsula Drive, Erie, Pa. 16506.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.