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Barbara A. (Keener) Matesic

August 14, 1929 - November 08, 2022


Obituary For Barbara A. (Keener) Matesic

Of Baldwin Borough, died on November 8, 2022 at the age of 93.

She was born on August 14, 1929 to Dr. Ellsworth and Lillian Keener in Whitehall Borough. She married Michael P. Matesic on June 30, 1952 and they had four children and two granddaughters. Barbara is survived by three of her four children, Mark Matesic (deceased), Michele Morgan, Lisa (Larry) Sorochman and Michael Mark Matesic; her two granddaughters, Lindsey Matesic and Cheyanne Sorochman; and her brother, David (Dianne) Keener and sister, Suzanne Lutz. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Barbara graduated from Baldwin High School and attended Mt. Mercy College. She owned and operated Matesic & Brose, a floral shop next to St. Joseph's Hospital in South Side. Upon her spouse's passing, she also owned and operated the family business, Matesic's Cafe' on Carson Street until it's closing.

Barbara was a fantastic cook and homemaker. She especially enjoyed preparing recipes from her Julia Child cookbook. She was a member of Baldwin Borough Women's Club and best known for her role as "Goldie" in a 1920's themed event for the club. She also loved her doggies, Nikki, Amber and Scottie.

There will be no visitation, a private funeral mass will be held for family and friends followed by a Christian burial in St. Wendelin Cemetery. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Barbara's name.

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  • 11/13/2022

    Michelle, Lisa, and Michael, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have very fond memories of spending days at your home on Custer Avenue when my grandparents lived next door. Your mom always had a warm smile and was so inviting. I love this beautiful picture of your mom. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Cherie (Frisch) Fitzpatrick