John E. Mattern, 86, of Heath, formerly of Cadiz, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark, Ohio. He was born February 20, 1937, in Cadiz, Ohio, a son of the late Albert and Mary Dziatkowicz Mattern.

John was the retired director of building and grounds at Harrison Community Hospital, a current member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, a former member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, and a former member of the Cadiz V.F.D. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and then in the Army Reserve.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia E. Wilson Mattern, and two sisters, Ann Young and Helen Barnhart.

Surviving are his two sons: Marc (Carla) Mattern of Clearwater, Florida, and John (Dawn Rabl) Mattern of Portage, Wisconsin; two daughters: Cheryl (Steve) Tartaglione, of Northfield Center, Ohio, and Lisa (Eric) Marinacci of Heath, Ohio; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Ashley), Caitlin, Kenzie, Kylie, and Caden; and three great-grandchildren: Henry, Rose, and Hazel; a brother, Albert (Betty) Mattern of Cadiz; and a sister, Laura Ward of Hopedale, Ohio.

Calling hours and funeral were held on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, 172 South Main Street, Cadiz, with Chaplin Dave Mason officiating. Burial followed at Cadiz Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1320 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.

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