Violet (Marques) Matuszak
Matuszak, Violet M. went to be with our Lord on June 22, 2015 in Scottsdale. Born Violet Marques in New York City, she graduated from Textile High School in Manhattan where she discovered a lifelong love of couture garment construction. She pursued further education in this field at Parsons School of Design and at Phoenix College. She was employed at the fashion house of noted designer Norman Norell in the 1950's.
Violet met her beloved husband Stephen A. Matuszak at West Point where they were married in 1955. An exciting time of travel with the military followed. At the conclusion of his military service they lived in the New York area ultimately settling in Armonk, NY.
Violet and Steve relocated to Scottsdale in 1989. A vibrant, energetic, spirited and loving wife and mother, Violet enjoyed 60 wonderful years of marriage with Stephen. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Nanciann and Rick, Stephen and Kathy, Donna-Marie and Joe, David and Sheryl, and eight cherished grandchildren; her identical twin sister Virginia Borrello and brother Augustino Marques.
Violet was a woman of faith and a member of Calvary Church of the Valley in Paradise Valley, where she was a devoted volunteer and friend to many people who will truly miss her; and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Community Church in Scottsdale.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 26 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Community at 10815 N. 84th Street in Scottsdale, and a memorial and celebration of life service will be held at Calvary Church of the Valley at 6107 N. Invergordon Road in Paradise Valley on Saturday June 27th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Healing Rooms of the Valley.
The Arizona Republic
June 25, 2015
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Stephen Matuszak1931 - 2019 (Age 88)
Scottsdale - Stephen Anthony Matuszak (88) passed from this life on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4:04 p.m. He was surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Scottsdale. He is survived by his 4 children, their spouses, 8 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was a man who accomplished many things during the course of his life.
Steve was born to Stephen J. and Elizabeth K. Matuszak in January, 1931 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest of 5 children. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1955. Following the commencement Steve married Violet Marques at the Cadet Chapel.
As a second Lieutenant he was assigned to protect Ladd Air Force Base from attack during the Cold War. After receiving his discharge, he and his wife Violet settled in New York where he began working in the investment field. He earned an M.B.A. in Finance from N.Y.U. and served as President and CEO of the National Bank of Westchester in White Plains, NY for many years.
Steve was active in the United Way, the Red Cross and a number of other civic organizations for a long time. In 1989 he and Violet left New York and made their home in Scottsdale which they enjoyed very much. His beloved Violet passed away in 2015, just 12 days after their 60th wedding anniversary.
Steve and Violet were active in the Calvary Church of the Valley where they headed up the Healing Rooms Ministry. His favorite expression at this time of year was Go Army! Beat Navy!
He was greatly loved by family and friends and will be missed by all who knew his gentle and kind ways.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 19th at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 10755 N. 124th St., Scottsdale. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ
The Arizona Republic
November 19, 2019