Robert Anton Matza

Deceased: February 25, 2009

Service Information:

Visitation: Sunday, March 1, 2009 12 noon
Funeral Service following at 3:30pm


Robert Anton Matza born Aug. 10, 1925 died Feb. 25, 2009
Beloved husband of the late Harue Fukushi.
Son of the late John & Mary Matza
Loving father of Natasha and Mark (Sabina) Matza
Devoted grandfather of Joseph and Sofia Matza.
Dear brother of the late Clement "Glen" (Patsy), Nin (Bill) Juneau, Charles (Joyce), the late Thomas (Jeanette) and Patricia Busch.
Visitation March 1st Sunday from 12 noon with funeral service following at 3:30 pm
both at Lakeview Funeral Home 1458 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, Il. 60657
In lieu of flowers please make donations to JASC (Adult Day Care) 4427 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
for info 773-472-6300 or


Robert Anton Matza 08-10-1925 to 02-25-2009

Son of the late John and Mary Matza, husband of the late Harue Fukushi Matza, brother of the late Clement "Glen" (Patsy) Matza, Nin (Bill) Juneau, Charles (Joyce) Matza, the late Thomas (Jeanette) and Patricia Busch.

Survived by his loving daughter, Nastasha Matza, and son Mark (Sabina) Matza, grandchildren, Joseph and Sofia Matza.

Bob was born in Manitowoc, WI and grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He served on the USS Teton during WWII and the USS Butternut during the Korean War. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan where he met and married Harue Fukushi. Due to a ban on Japanese immigration, Mrs. Matza was permitted to enter the U.S. in 1953 after a bill amendment passed by Representative Sidney Yates.

After WWII, Bob moved to Chicago where he worked as a welder for the Weil Pump Company for 35 years. In 1965, Bob tool flying lessons at Midway Airport, earned a private pilot's license and became an avid pilot. He was a Northwestern Wildcat season ticket holder for 20 years and attended their Rose Bowl championship game in 1996. Bob was an expert auto mechanic who kept his cars running for over 20 years. He had a gift for drawing and loved music and art.