John Ronald Matelock, 86, of Venango passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Titusville Area Hospital. Born on September 18, 1936, in Duquesne, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Bertha Revak Matelock.  After graduating from Cambridge Springs High School with the class of 1954, John served with honor in the US Air Force and then earned a degree from the University of Colorado. He worked as a geologist in Colorado before returning to Pennsylvania where he worked at Edinboro University translating coursework material into braille for visually impaired students. He also worked with NASA translating some of their publications into braille. John enjoyed tinkering with electronics, studying archaeology, fishing, and spending time with his family.

     He was preceded in death by wife, Ann Ellen Matelock on October 16, 1988; and wife, Shirley Matelock on April 22, 2019.

     Survivors include son, Anthony Matelock of Cambridge Springs; daughter, Arleen Matelock of Laurel, MD: stepson, Larry Gill of Woodcock; stepson, Roger Gill of Woodcock; stepdaughter and caretaker, Debbie Haregsin; and sister, Barbara Carter of Columbia, MD.      

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors to be held at Venango Cemetery, on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 am.