Matthew “Pope” Kuzmich, Jr., 89, of Wintersville, OH, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at Valley Hospice Care Center.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH, Feb. 6, 1929, a son of the late Matthew and Mary Kurty Kuzmich.
Pope was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and P.N.A. He was a former Boy Scouts leader.
He enjoyed working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and loved hunting and fishing. He retired from Kroger Corporation as a Meat Cutter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Vranesevich Kuzmich, in 1995; brothers, Bill and John Kuzmich; sister, Frances Spanovich; and his dear dog, Jack.
Survived by his beloved friend, Josephine Omaits of Smithfield, OH; sons, Matthew (Jinny) Kuzmich III of San Jose, CA, William (Kristin) Kuzmich of Wintersville and Mark Kuzmich of Steubenville; daughters, Carol (Tom) Bell of Steubenville, Janet (Ryan) Nolan of Steubenville and Mary Ann (James) Fickes of New Philadelphia, OH; and his brother, Leonard Kuzmich of Florida.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH, Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friends may also call Tuesday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of funeral liturgy with mass at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Gossett officiating.
Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Vigil services Monday at 3:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to United Mitocondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15239.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com