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Robert Victor Matchette

Robert "Bob" Victor Matchette, age 44, of Lorain, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at South Point Hospital, Warrensville Heights, after a lengthy illness. For 15 years, he lead a courageous battle with myotonic dystrophy.
He was born on June 22, 1968 in Heidelburg, Germany, living in Lorain for most of his life. He was a 1986 graduate of Lorain Catholic High School. After high school, he attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Bob worked at May Credit Service Center, where he earned various awards for his outstanding service. He was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter and during grade school, he was an altar boy at St. Mary's.
Bob's passion was art, but he also enjoyed reading about Egypt and anything to do with Egypt. He enjoyed the city of Pittsburgh and loved being around children, and listening to the singer, Madonna. He found happiness in planning his mother's 50th birthday surprise party and also planning his parents silver wedding anniversary party.
He is survived by his loving mother, Sharon (nee Krucinski), of Lorain, uncles; Terrence Krucinski and Thomas Lustek, an aunt, Catherine Forman, and cousins. He is also survived by close and dear family friends; Fr. Craig Hovanec, Steve and Janet Bodi and family, Jerry and Rosemary Bullen, and Jim and Kathy Bucci.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Matchette, in 2006, and his grandparents; Robert and Mary Virginia Matchette and Thomas and Rosemary Lustek.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 9, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where prayers will be held on Monday, at 10:30 am. His funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am, at the Catholic Church of St. Peter 3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. To send an online condolence, go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.
Contributions, in his memory, may be made to either; the Catholic Church of St. Peter, 3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 7010 Engle Road, Middleburgh Heights, Ohio 44130.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,


JUN 9. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


JUN 10. 11:00 AM

Church of St. Peter

Lorain, OH, US

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Very sorry to hear the passing of my former classmate condolences to family and friends.- joe

joe turbett - June 09, 2013 at 01:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Stephanie Vrabel-Nickoloff - June 09, 2013 at 07:38 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Matchette

Elizabeth Bodi - June 08, 2013 at 08:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bobby! You have been my friend since we were three!! I cherish all the laughs and tears over the years! It breaks my heart to know you are gone, I have spent many nights praying for you and your Mom,the tears are endless, I know they will soon end, however, I know you are with your Dad and In God's loving care! I'm so glad we were apart of each others lives, you taught me patience and peace, I enjoyed every moment, with Elizabeth and Brandon Laughing with you and your mom, you were so good to my kids and they loved you with all their hearts! I will always remember your gentle smile and peaceful heart forever. I'm sorry I couldn't help you more, it broke my heart to see you that way, I tried, it hurts to know you are gone... I will always love you my friend, and keep you always in my heart, please keep praying for us Heaven. I will do my best to help your mom as I can...... May You Rest In Peace My Friend!!!!! XXXXOOOO Elizabeth Ann Bodi

Elizabeth Bodi - June 08, 2013 at 06:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Elizabeth Bodi - June 08, 2013 at 06:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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