Matthew John Borrelli, 95, of Ashburn, Virginia formerly of White Oak, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Matthew was born September 21, 1926, in McKeesport, PA to the late Louis and Mary (Delfini) Borrelli.
Matthew retired in 1989 from Sears in West Mifflin, PA. Prior to that he served with distinction in the Military during WWII where, among other things, while stationed in Alaska, he met Colonel Doolittle in advance of the raid on Tokyo in 1942.
Matthew met his late wife, Bernice (Stokan) Borrelli, at the Croatian Club in McKeesport, PA. They were married for 62 years and had three children: Brian Borrelli (Susanne), the late Maj Glenn Borrelli (Debby) and Diane (Montera) Borrelli. Matthew is also survived by six grandchildren, Katie and Anna Borrelli, John Borrelli (Brooke), and Matthew, Katherine, and Amanda Montera.
He was cherished by his family and friends and will be sadly missed. His passion for playing cards, telling stories, talking business, baking and cooking will be remembered by all.
Rite of Committal and interment will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00 o’clock, at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue, PA.
The family asks to celebrate Matt’s life by doing something to make someone smile and to remember and cherish our time together on this earth.
Local announcement by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177).
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com
Originally published October 14, 2021.