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John A. Mattison, retired Navy officer
Sept. 14, 1920 -- Feb. 22, 2006

Services for John A. Mattison of Williamsville, a retired Naval officer, will be held at 11 a.m. today in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park.

Mr. Mattison died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. He was 85.

Born in Newburgh, Mr. Mattison had lived in this area since 1964.

He received a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State Teachers College. He served almost 21 years in the Navy, retiring as a lieutenant commander.

He was a member of University Presbyterian Church and was a Mason. He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Juanita Smith; two daughters, M. Nanette Jacobs of Lewiston and Victoria M. Pollien of Poughkeepsie; a brother, Elmer R. of Beaumont, Texas; and three grandchildren.


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