Elton L. “Al” Mattice, 82, of Oswegatchie Road. Palantine Bridge, died Thursday morning, April 16, 2009 at his home. Born on December 4, 1926 in the Town of Stamford, he was the son of Charles Raymond Mattice and Mary Alice Mackey Mattice. He was a graduate of Schenectady High School.
Mr. Mattice had been a resident of the Palatine Bridge area for the past five years, previously residing in Margaretville.
Mr. Mattice was employed with GLF, which became Agway Petroleum, for 40 years, retiring in 1992.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Mr. Mattice served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as an aerial photographer.
He was a volunteer fireman in Margaretville for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1785 in Margaretville and a past Boy Scout Master for Troop #80. He enjoyed hunting and bowling.
He was married to Katherine Russell on August 19, 1950 at the bride’s home in Bovina Center. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2005.
He was also predeceased by a brother, Burton Mattice and sisters, Alice Butler and Mary Mattice.
He is survived by his sons, Russell and Pam Mattice of Palatine Bridge and Roger and Ginny of Winston-Salem, NC; sisters, Dorothy Johns of Cobleskill, Leona Alexander of Margaretville, Freda McCum-ber of Port St. Lucie, FL and Leta Hyers off Caudia, NH and a brother, Clifford Mattice of Geenwich. Also surviving are five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317, with Pastor Alan Griffith officiating.
Burial was in Bovina Center Cemetery in Bovina Center with full military honors at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Mr. Mattice to the American Legion #1785, 903 Main Street, Margaretville, NY 12455 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 2078.