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John A. Mattivi | 54

July 29, 1967 - October 13, 2021

John A. Mattivi, 54, of 143 Skyline Drive, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at his residence.

He was born July 29, 1967, in St. Marys, son of the late John A. and Rita Catalone Mattivi. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1986. John worked for close to 30 years at American Axle, formerly Metaldyne, and was currently employed for the James H. Cross Company.

John is survived by his fiancée, Cindy Szymanski of Kersey; his step-daughters: Heather VanAlstine (Drew) and Megan Szymanski (Sean Dawson); three step-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Taylor, and Chase; his sisters: Cynthia Benson of Daguscahonda and Jennifer Wolfel (Kevin) of St. Marys; and by two brothers: Timothy Mattivi (Diane) of St. Marys and James Mattivi of Kersey.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Mattivi; and by his brother-in-law, Tracy Benson.

John was a member of the Horton Township Sportsmen’s Club, the Fox Township Firemen’s Club, the VFW, the Eagles, the Moose, and the PFL. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and Sunday drives. John had a very big heart and touched the lives of everyone he met.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and committal services will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Lock Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.



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  1. Jimmy, Cindy, Timmy and Jen, our heartfelt condolences go out to you, your family and friends. Markie, John John and your whole family have taken us into your family as your own. The love is mutual. We will miss you paisano! Mickey and Billy

  2. So very sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Good night 🌙 sweet prince, may Angels sing thee to thy sleep. Rest in peace peace John 🌹

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss as it’s also anyone who knew John John’s loss as well, and he was known by many. Out of the many I can honestly say I bet not one could have anything but good things to say about him. He was a kind and genuine person with nothing fake about him, he is and will be truly missed.

  5. To the Mattivi Families,
    So sorry for your loss.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  6. Sincerest condolences to the entire family.
    Larry and K8 Nekuza Bradenton, Florida

  7. Oh Cindy I can’t believe this. You finally met the man of your dreams and was so happy. My husband (who worked with John John at AAM) and I are so sorry for your loss.

  8. So sorry to hear about John John’s death. He was a childhood neighbor and good friend. The group of us neighborhood kids spent a lot of time together building camps in the woods, riding bikes, hanging out in his house in “Grandpa’s Room”, working at the drive-in, etc. My condolences to Cindy, Jennifer, Jimmy and Timmy and also to his current friends and family whom I have not met. He will be missed!

  9. Jim, so sorry for the loss of your brother. May God Bless you during this time. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  10. Cindy, I’m so devastated for your loss and his family’s. I wish I had gotten to meet him. You had nothing but good things to say about John and I am so sorry that you finally found the love of your life and we did say a prayer for you last night at Bible study. There are no words to describe how you must be feeling and his family also. We have been friends for 32 yrs and all my love goes out to you. If you need anything day or night reach out to me. Again this is a great loss for you so young. I love you with all my heart and you will remain in my prayers. Wish I could be there for you.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. John John was definitely one of the best. He will be missed for sure. Love to all of you❤️🙏❤️

  12. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your brother. He was a really great guy. I’m sending my most sincere condolences. God bless 🙏

  13. So very sorry for your loss to all the Mattivi family. May God grant you strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time. You have our condolences.

  14. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you~God Bless~RIP John

  15. I am so sorry for your loss. Jake and I have the best memories of Jon Jon. The many road trips we went on, our many yearly fishing trips to Kish Creek, so much fun just jumping in his van and seeing where we would end up. He will missed by so many. He was truly one of the best people ever!

  16. We’ll all miss you, John. Condolences to everyone close to him.

  17. We are so so sorry for your loss. We are sending much needed love and prayers to you all. We love you all. He will be sadley missed by everyone. The world just wont be the same.

  18. So deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers for the whole family.

  19. My condolences to all.

  20. My condolences to the entire family. I’m at a loss for words. I worked with John for many years @ Masco. Cindy, may God bless all of you. He was a wonderful person. God has taken another great angel.💞🙏🙏💞👼

  21. So sorry to hear this! John was a great guy!! My condolences to the family.

  22. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. John was a good man and will be missed by so many.

  23. Sending much love and many prayers for all of his family. John was always such a great guy and will be missed.

  24. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  25. So sorry for your loss. John was a great friend and the first person to ever take me on vacation who wasn’t my family. Great times at Ocean City Squab Fest and just a heck of a real true friend. Rest in peace my friend, see you on the other side.

  26. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! He was one of the best!! He will be missed by so many!

  27. Prayers to the whole Mattivi family from the Breindel’s

  28. My condolences to the family. John was a good friend, we had lots of fun back in the days of high-school. You will be missed my friend.

    Dr Wade and Family

  29. So sorry for your loss everyone. John and I were friends since we were in grade school. We hung around alot back in the day, and we kept in touch. John was a good man and I’m so very sad he is gone. God bless you all. Rest in peace my old friend..

  30. My condolences to the family. John was a great guy, and will be deeply missed.

  31. So sorry for your loss, he was a great person

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