Matthew Rollwagen, 93

M atthew Rollwagen, 93

Matthew George Rollwagen passed away on January 26, 2012 at Glens Falls Hospital following a short illness.

Matt was born on August 16, 1918 in Yonkers, the son of Fredrick Jacob and Elizabeth Fredericka (Gunther) Rollwagen.

Matt was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Marine Corp in China and Okinawa. He was employed in the Alexander Smith Carpet Mill in Yonkers, NY, prior to moving to Granville. In Granville he was employed at Telescope Casual Furniture and Durock Corporation in West Pawlet.  His last place of employment was Decora in Fort Edward where he retired with over 25 years of service.

Matt enjoyed bowling and bowled until he was in his mid 80’s. He was a 55-year member of the American Legion and at one time served as chaplin. He thoroughly enjoyed his twice a year trips to Virginia to spend time with his son and his family which included their dogs and cats.

Matt was predeceased by his wife Irene Ruth (Costello) Rollwagen on Jan. 8, 2004 as well as two brothers: Philip Adam Rollwagen and Fredrick Jacob Rollwagen, Jr.

Survivors are his son Matthew George Rollwagen, Jr. and his wife Christine Ann (Mead) of Stafford, Va. and his daughter Karen Ruth Rollwagen of Granville. His also blessed with three grandchildren Marc Paul, Jennifer Christine and Aaron Scott Matthew all of Virginia. He also leaves behind a sister Elizabeth Fredericka (Betty) Mulhair of Waverly, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Surviving Matt is also his furry friend Peaches (the cat).

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St.,Granville, NY with the Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy presiding. Friends may call from 1 p.m.  until the time of the service. Burial and military honors will be in the spring.

If you would like to make a contribution to honor Matt, the family is going to purchase a brick in a memorial walkway at the Marine Corp Museum at Quantico and would appreciate donations toward this memorialization. This can be done by mailing your contribution to the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY 12832. Please make the check payable to Karen Rollwagen.

 

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