Frances Evelyn Matias, 95, of Glassport, died Sept. 21, 2023. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Mikulski) Dworek and beloved wife, for 68 years, of the late Edward Matias who died Dec. 23, 2020. Frances is survived by her sons Robert (Susan) Matias and Anthony (Terry) Matias; daughter Linda (Mark) Matias; grandchildren Eric (Kristen) Matias, Benjamin Matias and Michelle (Mike) Banaszak; great grandchildren Samuel and Alexander Matias and Bradley and Brianna Banaszak sister Martha Opfer and brother Theodore (Pauline) Dworek. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Valerie Matias; siblings Irene Orenak (who recently passed at the age of 105 on June 12, 2023), Dorothy Vesely, Anthony Dworek, Frank Dworek, Pearl White, Jean Hvozdik, Paul Dworek and Raymond Dworek. She worked at the Glassport Glasshouse after high school for a few years. After getting married, she become devoted to her family. Cooking and baking were her specialties. Family favorites included pierogis, pizzelles, ladylocks and homemade noodles. She loved bingo, playing cards (Timeout), sewing clothes, spending time with her sisters, and especially going to church. Frances was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish. Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. A funeral mass will be held Tues. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki. Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.
Originally published September 22, 2023.