John W. Mattson

Jun 28 1925
Aug 23 2018
93 Years

John W. Mattson, 93, of Downingtown, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 23, 2018.  He was the widow of the late Dorothy Elizabeth Shofstall Mattson, who passed away in May of 2009 after they had shared 65 years of marriage.  

Born in Embreeville, John was the son of the late Martha Bertha (Grabentich) and Fred Mattson.  He lived in Downingtown for most of his life, and 14 years in Florida.

John served honorably in the US Army during W.W.II in Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, earning three bronze stars.  

He worked for 31 years at the former Lukens Steel.  

John was a lifelong member of Romansville United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, and in cemetery maintenance.   

John is survived by his daughters: Patricia Ryder of St. Petersburg, Fl., Bonnie Smith, wife of Jerry, of Downingtown, Pa., Diane Price, wife of Michael, of Downingtown, and Deborah Mattson of Downingtown; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  

He was predeceased by his siblings, Fred Mattson, Betty Faccoli, Gene Mattson, Christine Caraway, Margaret Paup, Ruth Stape, and Elvir VanAmeringen.

The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 30th at 11 AM at Romansville United Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.  Family and friends can attend the visitation at the Church from 10 AM until the time of the service.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 30 2018 - 11:00am


I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort strengthen you during this time. In God's time, you will all be able to echo Job’s words addressed to the Creator: “You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” Praise be to Jehovah, who yearns to bring back to life all those who are in his memory!—Job 14:15.

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