Joseph S. Matwiejow, age 81, of Watkins Glen, passed away on January 14, 2021.
He was born at home in Tyrone on June 8, 1939 the son of Stanley and Mary Matwiejow. Joe was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Angie Rice of Okeechobee, Fl., nephews, Jimmy Matwiejow and Stevie Pulver, and by several close friends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Matwiejow; sister, Stella Pulver of Hammondsport, NY; daughters, Michelle Johns, Anne (Richard) Cleveland, Lisa Matwiejow; sons, Richard (Sharon) Matwiejow, Anthony Matwiejow (Amy Bingham); grandchildren, David Matwiejow, Bradley Johns, Jennifer & Kyle Smith, R.J., Chad & Ashley Matwiejow; and six great-grandchildren. Joe Graduated from Dundee High School and went on to work for Penn Yan Builders. He was a former Fire Chief of the Tyrone Fire Department, as well as Fire Chief and Director of the Watkins Glen Fire Department with 64 total years of service. Joe was a Member of the Finger Lakes Trollers Association, and member of Moose Lodge #426. Joe loved all motorsports, but will be remembered most for his love of hunting and fishing. A celebration of his life will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory can be made to the Watkins Glen Fire Company, 201 N Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
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