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Dennis C. Matotek
Vietnam Veteran; Lake Terminal Railroad Retiree
Age 73
Born: January 12, 1948   Died: February 28, 2021

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Dennis C. Matotek, 73, of Amherst, died Sunday February 28, 2021 at his home from illnesses related to his time serving with the US Army in Vietnam. 

He was born January 12, 1948 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Amherst resident. 

Dennis served with the US Army as an SP4 in Vietnam.  He worked as an engineer for the Lake Terminal Railroad in Lorain for over 20 years before retiring. 

He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS #47 and Knight of Columbus.

Dennis loved being with his grandchildren and having family get-togethers.  He was an avid fan of Cleveland sports teams and loved Motown music.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years Shelly (nee Cassidy), daughter Jillian DiFilippo (Mike), grandchildren Aiden, Mason and Olivia DiFilippo; sister Michele Bartlome (Jim), brothers-in-law Allen Cassidy (Lucy) and Darryl Cassidy (Betty), sister-in-law Cherryl Young (Jeff) and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Ludwig & Olga Matotek (nee Obreza) and brother Stephen “Jim” Matotek. 

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