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Matthew Kuzmich, Jr., 89, of Wintersville, OH passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Valley Hospice Care Center. He was born in East Liverpool, OH on February 6, 1929 a son of the late Matthew and Mary Kurty Kuzmich. Matthew was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, P.N.A. and a former Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and loved hunting and fishing. He retired from Kroger Corporation as a Meat Cutter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary A. Vranesevich Kuzmich in 1995; brothers Bill and John Kuzmich and sister Frances Spanovich and his dear dog “Jack”. Survived by his beloved friend Josephine Omaits of Smithfield, OH; sons Matthew (Jinny) Kuzmich III of San Jose, CA, William (Kristin) Kuzmich of Wintersville and Mark Kuzmich of Steubenville; daughters Carol (Tom) Bell of Steubenville, Janet (Ryan) Nolan of Steubenville and Mary Ann (James) Fickes of New Philadelphia, OH; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren to whom he was known as "Pope" and his brother Leonard Kuzmich of Florida. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friends may also call on Tuesday at funeral home from 9 A.M. until time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass, 10A.M. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Gossett officiating. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Vigil services Monday 3:45 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to: United Mitocondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15239. The family would like to thank the Lancia Villa Royale and Valley Hospice for the exceptional care provided.