Deborah A. Mattern
Deborah A. Mattern of Clearfield, PA died on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was 63.
Mrs. Mattern was born on June 11, 1954 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania to parents Alice Elaine (Nelson) and Bernard Paul Kutch. Her mother survives in Fallentimber, PA.
Mrs. Mattern graduated from Glendale High School in 1972. She was a Registered Nurse, having obtained her education from The Philipsburg State General Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. She demonstrated her aptitude by scoring in the top 2% of the nation on her licensing examination.
During her career, Mrs. Mattern worked at Philipsburg Hospital, Altoona and Mercy Hospitals, Clearfield Hospital, DuBois Regional Medical Center and Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was proficient in emergency and intensive care, mental health, renal dialysis, and senior care. Mrs. Mattern served as a supervisor of Clearfield Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and at Mountain Laurel.
Accolades of Mrs. Mattern’s professional career are attributed to her compassion for patients, her intuitive understanding of medicine, her composure during an emergency, and her grace with her coworkers.
She retired from nursing to devote her time to her ailing husband.
On June 12, 1987, she married J. Richard Mattern, II, Esquire of Clearfield, PA. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her father, Bernard Paul Kutch, and a brother, Bernard Gregory Kutch.
Mrs. Mattern was most radiant when she danced with her husband; Mr. and Mrs. Mattern continue to be credited with their ability to captivate an audience.
Mrs. Mattern is survived by: her daughter, Christine J. Kutch, her companion Timothy M. Ryan, Jr. and their son, Taylor N. Kutch and his companion, Michaela A. Colavecchi of Clearfield; her daughter, Melanie S. Croyle, her husband, David, their children, Ethan and Elliott of Sandy Ridge, PA; her sister, Donna M. Hartian, her husband Kevin, their children, Olivia and Nathan of Virginia; her brother, Curtis P. Kutch and his companion, Candace Snyder of Altoona, PA; her brother, David J. Kutch of Fallentimber, PA; her brother Daniel A. Kutch, his wife, Stephanie, their children, Elisa, Emily and Joshua of Altoona, PA; her stepson William Ulerich Mattern, his wife, Heather of TN; her stepson, Richard Kemple Mattern, his wife, Jennifer, their children Rowan and Brenna of FL; her sister in-law, Pamela Bell, her husband, Hiram, their children, Mary Elizabeth and David of NC; a brother in-law, Charles Mattern of NC; a sister in-law, Constance Ulerich Meaney and her husband, Raymond of CA; a stepdaughter from a prior marriage, Nicole (McDowell) Myers, her husband, Robert John, their children, Allen and Eric. Mrs. Mattern is also survived by her devoted friend, Maria Franson and her husband, William of Clearfield.
Based upon Mrs. Mattern’s adoration of and devotion to her surviving canine companion, Abigail Van Buren Mattern, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Welfare Council / Allegheny Spay and Neuter Clinic in Woodland, Pa., c/o Kimberly McKenrick. Abigail resides with Mrs. Mattern’s trusted friend and family member, Eileen F. Ryan of Clearfield.
Mrs. Mattern was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Clearfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the church, with Fr. Brandon M. Kleckner, Celebrant. A reception for friends will follow at the location of Mr. and Mrs. Mattern’s most notable dance floor, Elks BPOE, 301 North 2nd Street, Clearfield, PA.
Mrs. Mattern has been placed in the care of her friend, J. Charles Heath of The Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, Osceola Mills, PA. Online Memorials may be submitted at www.heathfuneral.com.