Dec. 2, 1964 – Jan. 8, 2015
Andrew S. Matuch, the chief executive officer of TURBO3000D – an East Aurora diesel truck part manufacturer – died Jan. 8 at his South Wales home. He was 50.
Born in Lewiston, Mr. Matuch was a North Tonawanda High School graduate.
In 2000, he started TURBO3000D in Pendleton but later moved the business to East Aurora.
The company makes a part that increases fuel economy and lowers emissions in diesel trucks. The part has been sold throughout the United States and Canada, family members said.
A monthly guest on Steve Sommers’ “America’s Truckin’ Network” radio show, Mr. Matuch was fond of talking about trucks.
Mr. Matuch donated to numerous charities and families through his company as well as anonymously.
“He enjoyed knowing that he could improve someone’s day or life, even if it was in a small way,” family members said.
Mr. Matuch was fond of animals, gardening and traveling. With his wife, the former Deborah Wyzykiewicz, he operated a small hobby farm.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, the former Anne Mitro; three brothers, Emerick, John and Albert; and a sister, Mary.
A memorial service will be scheduled later.