Born in Paterson, NJ, September 26, 1926, he was a son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Helen Devaney Matern. He attended St. Bonaventures Grammar and High School, Paterson, NJ
He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WWII obtained the rank of Seaman 2nd class and was last stationed in Lido Beach, Long Island, NY.
He worked for Curtis Wright Corporation, Caldwell, NJ for 32 years as a Radiographer Technician.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, Frackville
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Adele M. Nahas Matern, in 2014; daughter; Carol A. Andrews, in 2011
Charles was affectionately known as Jiddu and is survived by a daughter; Maureen McNelis and husband Thomas, Ringtown; two sons; Charles Matern, Frackville and Todd Matern and his wife Eileen, Ashland; daughter-in-law Barbara Matern, Frackville; grandchildren; Jessie Matern, Joshua Matern, Jacquelyn Conapinski, John Matern, Allie Andrews, T.J. Matern and Molly McNelis; great-grandchildren; Paige Matern, Kolton and Kirsten Conapinski, Christian Smith, Matthew and Destiny Matern; three sister-in-laws; Helene Nahas, Rose Matthews and Bernadette Nahas; a brother-in-law, Robert Nahas; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 27th, St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller as celebrant; Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 10 a.m. till time of Mass in the Church; following all CDC guideline. Interment will be St. Joseph Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville.