Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 25, 2014

Alex Matus Died Jan. 22, 2014

INTERLOCHEN — Alex Matus, 85, of Interlochen, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home. Alex was born on Aug. 5, 1928, in Flint, the son of George and Mary (Lazur) Matus.

After his discharge from the United States Army, Alex went back to school, graduating from Ferris Institute with a degree in pharmacy.

In 1950 Alex married Helen Szegedy and helped to raise their six children.

He worked as a registered pharmacist at Shiawassee Medical Care Facility and then at a drug store in Owosso for many years.

Alex enjoyed gardening and fishing, especially his annual fishing trips to Canada.

Alex is survived by his wife, Helen Matus; children, Richard Matus, Stephen (Kimberly) Matus, Mary (Calvin) Springer, Mark (Vona) Matus and Matthew (Tina) Matus; grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Tamara, Jill, Melissa, Andrew, Jenna and Dylan; and great-grandchildren, Stephen III, Kyle, Benjamin, Austin, Erik, Lillian, Jaxson and Cameron.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Mary Matus; son, Gary Matus; and grandson, Michael Springer.

A Mass from the Order of Christian Burials will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with visitation starting at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Please share your fond memories of Alex and sign his guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City; (231) 946-6515.

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