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In remembrance – Deacon Robert J. Matoney Jr.

In Remembrance

September 21, 2021

In remembrance – Deacon Robert J. Matoney Jr.

The wake for Deacon Robert J. Matoney Jr. will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in St. Dominic Church, 19000 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights. Vespers will be at 3 p.m., with Father Dan Schlegel, vicar for clergy and religious, presiding. Deacon Bill Elwood will be the homilist.

Deacon Matoney’s funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 25 in St. Dominic Church with Father Schlegel as the main celebrant and homilist.

Deacon Matoney, 69, died on Sept. 18. Survivors include his wife Louise (Imbrigotto), children and grandchildren.

He was ordained to the permanent diaconate for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18, 1991 by Bishop Anthony Pilla in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Deacon Matoney was assigned to serve St. Clare Parish in Lyndhurst. He was assigned to serve St. Dominic Parish on July 1, 2003, where he remained until he was granted retirement status on July 1, 2016.

Those who knew him said Deacon Matoney had a wonderful sense of humor, a pleasant personality and an enthusiasm to share the Lord’s presence with others.

Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

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