Matthew F. Bordack

Matthew F. Bordack, 87, Blandburg, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Blandburg, son of the late Matthew T. and Anna (Janos) Bordac. He married Virginia Louise Lender on May 3, 1952, in Blandburg, and she died Oct. 17, 1987.

Surviving are five children: Thomas M. of Hollidaysburg, Susan L. Ronan of Claysburg and her children, Andy, Tammy and Justin, Joseph E. and wife, Amy, of Altoona and their children, David and Sara, Joan M. Mesteller and husband, Neal, of Seward and their children, Brian and Aaron, and Matthew L. and wife, Heather of Blandburg and their daughter, Cierra, and Heather’s son, Matt.

Also surviving are the children of his deceased son, Wendell: Wendy, Angie and Eric; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Sister Genevieve Bordac of Necedah, Wis.; and a special friend, Betty Tate of Altoona.

He was also preceded in death by an infant child and a brother, Wendell.

Matt was a 1944 graduate of Reade Township High School and a 1950 graduate of Penn State University and had attended the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a yeoman second class in the U.S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War. He had been a math teacher at Reade Township High School and Glendale School District for more than 35 years. He also taught in the Upward Bound programs at St. Francis University and Mount Aloysius College. He was an athletic director at Glendale for more than 20 years.

Matt was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Frugality, and the Bellwood AMVETS. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Friends will be received from noon until the 5 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow. Military honors will be accorded by Coalport VFW.