Matthew "Pope" Kuzmich, Jr.

February 6, 1929 ~ June 1, 2018 (age 89)



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.





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