James Duncan “Red” Matheson, 88, of California, Pa passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, November 26, 2018.
He was born on Sunday, February 2, 1930 in Elco, Pa, the son of the late Bess Underwood Matheson and Lawrence K. Matheson.
James was a 1948 graduate of Monessen High School and then enlisted into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 28th Infantry Division serving during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, Allenport, Pa plant as an overhead craneman retiring after 42 years. In retirement he enjoyed gardening, planting flowers with his wife, taking care of his lawn and reading his morning newspaper.
James was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Pascotti of Elizabeth, Pa, Shirley Solvay of Prescott, Az, two sons-in-law, Justin J. Kuvinka and Frank T. DeRosa.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years Lillian M. Kurtz Matheson,
Daughter Sheryl Matheson and Edward K. Baird, Daughters, Terri Kuvinka and Lori DeRosa all of California, Pa. Two granddaughters, Tara Dieteman and husband Michael of West Newton, Pa and his favorite “Buddy” Kala Kuvinka of California, Pa. Also several nieces and nephews
Funeral service is private under the direction of Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc. 323 4th Street, California, Pa
Anthony Mariscotti, Supervisor.