****The date of death listed above is incorrect, the actual date of death was June 14, 2021. This is for archive purposes only.****
Dr. Salvatore "Sal" Michael Matarazzo, age 98, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.
Dr. Matarazzo was born on April 21, 1923, in Smithfield, Rhode Island to the late Salvatore Matarazzo and Carmela (Lolicata) Matarazzo. He retired as a Professor in the College of Education, Administration and Supervision at Murray State University. While at Murray State University he served a term as the Faculty Representative on the Board of Regents. Dr. Matarazzo was a World War II Army Veteran and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Murray, Kentucky.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Matarazzo was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Duff (Hamilton) Matarazzo; one sister, Josephine Conte; as well as two brothers, Sandy and Paul Matarazzo, all of Rhode Island.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Duff Bryant and husband William of Louisville, Kentucky and Sally Clay Hopkins and husband Warren of Murray, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Matthew William Bryant and wife Sienna of Nebraska, Amelia Ruth Bryant Shakocius and husband Steven of Maryland, Robert Keith Hopkins and wife Brandy of Massachusetts, and Daniel James Hopkins and wife Abby of Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Fiona Frances Bryant and Porter Matthew Bryant; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church of Murray, Kentucky with Robert Valentine officiating. Dr. Todd Hill will serve as vocalist and pianist. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church of Murray, Kentucky.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Salvatore and Frances Matarazzo Scholarship Fund, Murray State University, Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or the First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.
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