Clipped From Altoona Mirror
Arthur W. Mattern Ex-Penelec supervisor dies at 92 Arthur W. Mattern, 92, a guest of the United Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 2825 5th Ave., died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5,1987, at the home, following a brief illness. Mr. Mattern retired as supervisor of material and budget control from Penelec in August 1959, with 38 years' service. Prior to that he was employed at the Cleveland Electric Aluminating Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 21, 1894, in Altoona, the son of Robert A. and R. Minnette (Drolsbaugh) Mattern, and July 1,1922, in Altoona, married Emma B. Foust, who died Oct. 29, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Carothers of Altoona, and two grandchildren. Mr. Mattern was a 80-year member of the Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder, deacon, trustee, clerk of sessions, financial secretary and secretary of the Sunday School. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Mr. Mattern was also a member of the Aberdeen Lodge F&AM, Aberdeen, Md., and a charter member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Altoona, where he served as chairman of the Robing Committee and received the meritorious service award on July 14,1979. He was also a member of the Jaffa Shrine Temple, Square and Compass Club and the Altoona Engineering Society. He was a 1912 graduate of Altoona High School and in 1918 received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the William G. Bigelow Funeral Home. MATTERN —Services for Arthur W. Mattern of the United Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the William G. Bigelow Funeral Home, by the Rev. John P. Martin and the Rev. Neil D. Smith. Interment at Alto-Reste Park. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the William G. Bigelow Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, and the Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church. Mr. Mattern is survived be two grandchildren, Jane L. Carothers and James R. Carothers of Altoona.