Joseph T. Mattivi, 50, of State College died Tuesday December 24, 2013 in his home after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
He was born on January 27, 1963 in Ridgway, PA and was the son of Helen Sheeley Mattivi and the late Renaldo Mattivi. On October 24, 1992 he married Cynthia Hackett Mattivi in St. Marys, PA.
He is also survived by two daughters of whom he was very proud; Alexa “Lexi” and Madelyn “Maddie” who live at home. In addition to his wife and children, Joe is survived by his mother, Helen, two sisters, Susan Mattivi and Melissa Shields, and her husband, Chad, who all reside in Dagus Mines, PA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Mattivi.
Joe was a 1981 graduate of Elk County Christian High School in St. Mary’s, PA. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Clarion University in 1985.
He was employed in the Office of the President at Penn State University as a Human Resource Manager. He was previously employed by Manpower Temporary Services and Spring Green Lawn Care.
Joe was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He was a third degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus # 6252 in Kersey, PA. In addition, he was a Board Member and Fund Raising Team member for the Central PA 4th Fest for many years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends and always looked forward to spending time on the golf course. He also loved visiting Myrtle Beach each summer with his family.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m., Sunday December 29, 2013 at Koch FuneralHome, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Memorial Service will be at 10:30, Monday,December 30, 2013 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lockard and Father Neil Dadey officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hall Cemetery in the spring of 2014.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Central PA 4th Fest at P.O. Box 11122, State College, PA 16805 or Penn State Blue & White Golf Courses at 1523 W. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.