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APRIL 24, 1921 -- NOV. 9, 2004

A Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine T. Matus, former co-owner of the Hour Grill on Military Road, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Mrs. Matus, 83, of the Town of Tonawanda and Indian Shores, Fla., died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Catherine Dusenbery in Buffalo, Mrs. Matus, who was known as Kay, graduated from Lafayette High School in 1939.

She and her husband, Francis J., operated the Hour Grill for 30 years, retiring in 1987. Before that, Mrs. Matus worked at Western Electric, where she was elected "Miss Hello Charley" in the plant's annual beauty pageant in 1954.

Active in local politics, Mrs. Matus held campaign parties in her home for various Republican candidates.

She collected donations for charities -- especially Catholic Charities. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church, its Altar & Rosary Society and its Marian Guild.

She and her husband also have had a home in Indian Shores, Fla., for 18 years.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Karen Stalker of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Evelyn M. Depp of Williamsville.


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