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Margaret Matika Margaret Matika

Margaret Matika

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Margaret Matika, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John M. Matika.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Holuko) Novak.

She was the proprietor of a ceramics business for many years until she retired.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a son, Gregory J. and his wife LuAnn; a daughter, Karen M. Bartell and her husband Matthew; two sisters, Sophie Patchinka and Anna Krawchuk; two grandchildren, Jason and James Cucchiara; three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Madison and Chase; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by four sisters, Rose Zwiryk, Helen Novak, Catherine Terleski and Mary Mayorak.

Contributions may be made to the church or to Cedarbrook Therapeutic Recreation Department, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, 18104.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.