Samuel F. Mattson of Kennett Square

Samuel F. Mattson, 72, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 16, at Sanatoga Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Sam was the beloved son of the late Fred Mattson and Sara J. Mattson.

Sam was born in West Chester and spent his life in Kennett Square. He was a 1966 graduate of Kennett High School, a longtime member of the Kennett YMCA, and enjoyed going there each day to see his many friends.

Sam was most proud of his service as a combat medic in the Vietnam War where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He also loved to talk about his job with Delta Airlines, where he also had many friends. Sam spent many hours in service to military veterans and will be missed by all.

There will be a visitation at Kuzo Funeral Home at 250 W. State Street. Kennett Square from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, followed by mass at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church at 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s name should be made to either, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, 101 Race Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or the Disabled American Veterans, of Cold Spring, Kentucky, mailing address: P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.  Please view his online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

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