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Florence MatyufMarch 6, 1922 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 95)
Florence Matyuf, born on March 6, 1922 and died on July 26, 2017 at the age of 95.
The fifth child of Mariano and Domenicuccia D’Amico Scarsellato, she graduated from Canonsburg High School and Canonsburg Hospital School of Nursing. An avid learner, she continued her education with evening classes at the University of Pittsburgh. Florence received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing by attending night classes at California University of Pennsylvania.
Florence was a kind, hardworking and dedicated nurse who worked in the obstetrics department of Canonsburg Hospital and Columbia Hospital of Pittsburgh. During World War II, she was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving the injured in the Philippines, taking care of the survivors of the atomic bomb explosion in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan. She was a member of the American Legion 902 in Houston and VFW 191 Women’s Auxiliary in Canonsburg, PA.
Mrs. Matyuf was a state employee for many years having worked at the Western Center, Mayview, and Woodville. After retiring, she continued her nursing duties at the Greenery Specialty Care Center. She was admired for being a kind and compassionate nurse for 50 years.
Everyone loved Florence and her love for her family was always in her heart. She offered a helping hand to anyone who needed her assistance. A person of many talents, she was a gifted seamstress and cook. She loved gardening, growing flowers and roses. Florence’s interest in music led her to learn to play piano and the balalaika. She participated in a local balalaika orchestra.
A faithful member and volunteer at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church, Florence made countless nut, poppy seed and apricot rolls as well as Paska bread. She was awarded for her hard work and dedication to the church. She belonged to the Ladies Alter Society many years.
Surviving are her daughter Pamela Matyuf Cummings (Berry Davis), son Gregory Matyuf (Gay Lynn), grandson Eric Cummings (Maggie) and a great grandchild due to be born in September. Also surviving are sisters Marie Rybacki, Elizabeth Jawelak and Erma Heiser (John).
Preceding her in death are her husband Steven R. Matyuf whom she married August 11, 1952; her brothers Sebastian, Vincent, John, Frank and sister Guilda.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 194 E. College Street in Canonsburg. A Parastas Service will be held in the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 in St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church at 601 Boone Ave. in Canonsburg with Archpriest Joseph Oleynik officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery with full military Honors by the United States Army. A guestbook is available at www.deangelocare.com