The Life of Charles J. Matusovich
Charles Joseph "Chuck" Matusovich, age 69, husband to Gail Renker Matusovich and resident of Southbury, entered into eternal rest October 18. He was born September 12, 1942 in Derby, son of the late Charles Paul and Jane Borkowski Matusovich. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chuck was a parishioner of The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia and retired from Sikorsky Aircraft in 2008 after 44 years, where he was the manager of materials and process engineering for metals. He is known as one of the pioneers for the many titanium dynamic components on H-60/H-53/S -76 aircraft. He loved Cape Cod and his camp in Maine where he spent time fishing & clamming. He was an avid Bee keeper and accomplished tinkerer, and was actively involved in his children's youth athletics. He enjoyed running his beagles, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he leaves his son Scott Matusovich & his wife Becca of New Gloucester, Maine, two daughters Wendy Matusovich & her husband Sean Heneghan of Melrose, MA., & Holly Matusovich & her husband Ed Colvin of Newport Virginia, two brothers, Gerald & William Matusovich, both of Oxford, three sisters, Marilyn Hornak & her husband Andrew, Gayle Breen & her husband Dennis & Carol Breen & her husband Ken, all of Ansonia and six granddaughters and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Stephen Charles Matusovich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. Friends may call on Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Southbury Land Trust, P.O. Box 600, Southbury, CT 06488 or to Hospital of Saint Raphael, Verdi 4 West, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06511.