“Thank you so very much for carrying us through our most painful time…
Your care and compassion was such a comfort.”
The Albert family
“Thank you very much for taking care of Will for us…
You and the rest of your family are very caring people.”
Thanks again, Ron Riley
“Thank you for everything you have done for us,…
it is deeply appreciated. You did such a great job on Mom, she looked like herself. I was so afraid how she would look after she had suffered for days at the hospital.”
Thank you so much, Sandra Meely
“A huge ‘thank you’ for your guidance with Mom’s funeral…
I was so happy with our choice of casket and burial vault. I loved the lid of the burial vault! I’m sure you are seldom thanked properly. My family wants to do that.”
Sharon, Sumner, David, and Marilyn
“I just wanted to personally thank you for all the help and support…
you gave our mum Bonnie. You made everything so easy for us during this awful time. We appreciate the care and time you took with mum. Thank you for taking care of her when her time with us was over. It made a huge difference to us that you knew mum and knew how special she was.”
Thank you, Bonnie’s kids
“Thank you so very much for your expertise,…
for your kindness, for your professional “artistry” in making Mom look so beautiful. We couldn’t be more satisfied with how our event turned out. We really appreciate every bit of help you gave us. Your services are exceptional.”
The family of Martha Malinowski
“I just want to take this opportunity to thank you from my family…
and me for the wonderful job you did with my husband, Darrel Troyer’s funeral. It was so nice and we all just loved it at your facility. You did an excellent job there and at the church and cemetery. It went so well. I’m very happy and I think Darrel would have been too!”
Pat, Amie, Kim, Ryan
“I can’t thank you enough for all you did for our family.
You were so kind and helpful. Could not have gotten through it without you! God Bless You!”
“Thank you for all you did for me.”
“Thank you so much for all that you did for my family…
the week my father passed away. I had never made funeral arrangements before, and I appreciate you making that process as simple as possible for my sisters and me. We’ll never forget your kindness and generosity. We’re still blown away by your thoughtful gesture of having his burial vault painted Steeler black and gold especially for him. That was so nice of you and I know my dad would have loved it. I know your job can’t be easy, but you do a lot of good in this world and helped provide some light in an otherwise dark situation. Thank you again; we are forever grateful to you!”
“We thank you so very much for your compassion and caring words…
during this process. It was all greatly appreciated. God has brought her home to be with Him and the loved ones. She is dearly missed.”
Sincerely, Ed and family
“I do appreciate all that you have done for me and my family.”
Yours truly, Janet
“On behalf of our entire family, we wish to thank you for the exceptional…
as well as professional service in handling “Mungi’s” funeral arrangements. We were very pleased with everything: the preparation you handled without question, the prayer and funeral service, the obituary, printing our poem request on the memorial card, accepting and arranging flower arrangements sent to the funeral home, all while taking great care in how Mungi looked in her restful, peaceful state. She was beautiful, and this was a great comfort to all of us.”
Our deepest appreciation, Jeff and Karen
?”Thank you so much for the ease of the funeral process…
for our family. We are so at peace with Dad’s passing and so very pleased with his visitation hours and service. Your compassion, calmness and comfort did not go un-noticed!”
Sincerely, the McArdle family
“Thanks for everything. You were a good friend during this time of change.”
Gerry and Dawn
“I know it’s your job, but I so appreciated Mom looking nice.”
Thanks again. Trudy
“The family of Jim Klapthor thanks you for your professionalism…
and compassion you demonstrated at Jim’s death. You somehow made it a little easier. ”
God Bless you. Susan Klapthor and family
“Thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave our family…
in the homegoing of our mom, Erma Stone.”
Blessings! Ruth E. Book
“Thanks again for making a difficult time very accommodating and pleasant.
Mom would have been so pleased. We, as a family, thank you!”
“Thank you for your guidance…
through losing Ken. He was such a man of God and a great example for young men to follow. We continue to miss him greatly. I pray for you and your work. It really is a ministry to work with people in this time of their lives.”
God Bless you! Julie
“Many thanks for all your help and wonderful funeral for my Mom.
Larry and I were pleased with all aspects, and enjoyed working with you.”
Thank you again, Larry and Marcia Stewart
“Thank you for your services.
Our family is very thankful.”
Sincerely, Alice Nishnick
“Thank you so much for helping me thru a difficult time of my life.
A note to tell you how much you were appreciated.”
“Thank you so much for arranging a very nice funeral…
for my father. We appreciate your kindness and patience with sensitive issues. You have helped many of our family members through difficult times.”
~Sincerely, Bonnie and Bill Skrzypczyk
“Thank you for everything- we think your funeral home did an excellent job.”
“Deeply grateful for your kindness and help…
in getting me through these most difficult day of my life.? Thank you!”
~Nick Dobruk and family
“Thank you again – the service was just what we (and I think my mother) wanted.”
~the Bosley Family
“Thank you so much for all of your help, guidance and understanding during this difficult time.”
~Gina Miller and Family
“My family and I would like to thank you…
for all of your help in preparing the arrangements for the funeral and the burial for Mary Ann Sharp. This was a very personal and emotional time for all of us and you set our minds at peace that everything was taken care of. We are very happy with the services that we received and will gladly recommend the funeral home to other family members and friends. God Bless!”? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ~the Sharp family
“We are in awe of your love and support…
in how well you walked us through the most terrible time in our life. You helped us learn so much about, and how to grieve. There are no words that can truly express our love and gratitude to you. May you and yours be blessed beyond measure.”? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ~the Dodds family
“Just a note to say “Thank you”…
for handling my Mom’s affairs during our difficult time. You made the whole process so easy and things run very smoothly. Thanks again for everything!”
~Cathy McCracken and family
“Thanks for all you folks did…
First class operation was apparent throughout the service. Many compliments were mentioned to me and Robin the past two days. Thank you again. “? ? ? ? ? ~Harry
“Thank you for all you did for our family…
in connection with Art’s funeral.”? ? ? ? ? ? ~Louella
“Thank you for your compassion and service…
during this heartbreaking time for me and my family.”? ? ? ? ?~Kari Elder and Family
“Thank you so much for coming to our home…
and helping us to preplan our funerals. Your expertise and kindness were much appreciated. We are so happy that we chose you to help send us on our way to Heaven! God bless you and your family.”? ? ?~Al and Kathy Kiser
“Thank you for your services…
and kindness in our time of need. It was good to know Terry was in good hands.”? ? ?~Love Darlene Kinnear and family
“The Drake family wants to thank you…
for giving our mom, Mabel Drake, a beautiful and meaningful funeral service. Your kindness and patience were very much appreciated. Our parents were great people and are together again!”? ? ?~the Drakes
“Thank you so much…
for your kindness, compassion, and professionalism in taking care of Mom’s funeral and burial. You made the burdens of a difficult time much easier to bear. “? ? ~Gary Smith
“Thank you so much…
for your kindness, understanding, and the compassion you showed us during our time of grief.”? ? ?~Barbara and Greg Novotny
“Please let me say thank you…
to each of you for?the wonderful you and your family did with my Mom. I was very pleased. From the bottom of my heart, a big thank you to all.”? ? ~Susan McLallen Kahlbaugh
“Thank you so much…
for doing such a wonderful job on Kim, and making this loss of ours so much more bearable. Your thoughtfulness for every detail was greatly appreciated!”???? ~Jean Bennett and Family
“Thanks are in order as we were the recipients…
of such thoughtful, caring service by you and your employees after the death of my Dad. Coming so soon on the heels of Mom’s death, it was extremely difficult to comprehend, yet you were right there at every step with helpful advice and constant support. The community of Waterford is blessed to have you in their midst!”???? ~Mindy McCall
“Thank you, Van Matres…
you did a wonderful job.”???? ~Kay Haibach and family
“Thank you so much for all your efforts…
into making Mom’s funeral a beautiful celebration of her life. I’m sure she was as pleased as we were. Everything went very well!”???? ~the family of Ruth Egelin
“Once again we extend our heartfelt gratitude…
to you and your staff at Van Matre Funeral Home for the excellent and compassionate care afforded to us in the death of our father, Elwin Rose. In what is undoubtedly one of the saddest times of our lives, you have led us through the process of preparing for his interment and guided us through his funeral services. We leaned on you and you did not fail us. Please accept our sincere thanks for all that you have done to ease the process for both of our parents’ funerals.”???? ~Sharon Prince
“We were more than satisfied…
with your service. Many thanks for all that you did.”??????~ Louis Wright
“Thank you for all your help…
You made a very difficult time a little easier.”???? ~Peggy Briggs and Family
“Thank you for making everything so easy and special…
for us at this difficult time.”???? ~The Brown Family
“I just can’t think of enough words…
to say thank you and just how much it meant to me for everything you did.”
~Thank you so much, Denise, Lane, Lillyann Burns
“I just wanted to write to tell you what a great job…
you did when our mother, Frances Merry, passed away. Your sincere concern and efficient professionalism went a long way in making a very difficult time for us easier to bear. Everything you did was the perfect blend of help and retreat in the name of respect and privacy. I was especially grateful for what you were able to do for Mom physically – I saw how she looked when she died, and you were able to restore dignity to her person. Thank you very much.”???? ~Sincerely, Mindy McCall
“Thank you very much for a job well done.”
“Thank you for making all the arrangements easier…
for us. And I want to tell you, Milford looked as handsome as always, and everyone noticed his smile.”
“Thanks for your care and thoughtfulness…
it makes going through a time like this bearable.”
~Rachel and David Jones
“Thank you for the encouragement…
and care you extended to the Eugene Campbell family. We certainly appreciated it much!”
“To the Van Matre Family…
thank you so much for taking care of our family and dad!”
“Our sincere thanks and deep appreciation…
for your guidance and professionalism for our Dad’s funeral. We especially wanted to thank you for recognizing his years of dedication to Stancliff Hose Co. by acquiring the beautiful fireman’s mural for his burial vault. It was so very special, and we cannot thank you enough.”
~Sincerely, the Wethli Family
“Thank you so much for everything…
you did to make this difficult time a little easier. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the care you took in helping my family honor my father.”
~Thank you again, Claudia Lukert
“Thank you for all you did…
for our family. We really appreciated everything. Everything was professionally done, and the water and coffee were a blessing! Thank you again. May God richly bless you!”
~Jennie’s kids- Wayne, Kim, Dan
?Thank you for helping our family…
during this difficult time of losing our baby. We greatly appreciate you helping us with the details.? We especially appreciate you donating [items needed for the burial].? You will never know how much of a help that was to us. May God continue to bless you as you bless others.?
~ Sincerely, Joe and Sherry
?We all thank you…
for your professional service. You are a credit to the funeral home industry and the community.?
~ The family of (Donald)
?We would like to thank you…
and everyone who made a sad event go as smooth as possible. We cannot express how your guidance and kindness helped us deal with the loss of [our loved one]. Everything you did from meeting us at [our loved one?s] home until we left the cemetery was done with great care and professionalism. We do appreciate it all.?
~ Sincerely, Ellsa and Dave
?I was overwhelmed by your generosity.
It?s difficult sometimes to be the recipient of so much kindness but deeply, deeply appreciated. I tell the kids I don?t worry much because God is caring for us- you?ve proven that once again. Thank you!?
~ Laura and family
?Thank you once again…
for helping us through a very difficult time. We have reached a time when we go to a lot of funerals, but your home is the only one that feels like a home. What you do is so special.?
~ Love Victoria, Richard, Penny, Norma, Rita, David, Tom
?Thank you so much for your kindness,
help and compassion to us in our time of sorrow. We will never forget it.?
~ Sincerely, Florence and Julie
?We would like to thank you…
for the care you provided and the concern you showed to us and our [loved one] over the past years, especially during the week last month. Our family deeply appreciates your efforts and the friendly helpful attention given to us all. Thank you again very much.?
~ Sincerely, Margaret, Ruth, Leslie, Bonnie, and John
?Please know how much all of us…
appreciate your help with mom?s funeral. I realize it?s your profession, but you have a gift dealing with the families at such a difficult time.?
~ The Markham family
?I wanted you to know…
that my family and I were very impressed with your services and that we noticed all the details you paid attention to. Thank you.?
?Thank you is not enough…
to express my families? gratitude in your handling of mom?s arrangement ?Your patience and demeanor was a comfort in our time of incredible sorrow.?
?Just wanted you to know…
I continually hear how wonderfully you take care of the families that need you. You both have the qualities that make you true assets to your profession and this community. I also personally appreciate how easy you are to work with!?
?Thank you for all your kindness…
and help during calling hours and the funeral. You made us feel welcome and comfortable and provided such a lovely home to pay our last respects to Dad in.?
~ Grateful for your caring and support, ?Nancy
?This is to thank you…
and your family for your guidance, comfort, advice, and the beautiful work you did on our mother. Everything was just what we all wanted. Thanks for your kindness.?
~ Sharon and family
?Thank you so much…
for all your kindness and taking such good care of us. Your place there is beautiful. Brian, thank you for your help.?
~ Jamie, Jenny, John, and Megan
?Words don?t come very easy…
to express what your sincere service has been to our family at this time. Everything has gone so smoothly and very relaxing. May the Lord bless you as you continue to serve Him and others in this way.?
~ Sincerely, Ethel and all the family
?Just a quick note…
to again thank you for the kindness you showed to my mother and family. It is rare in any business to meet someone who goes the extra mile to make things go easy for those involved. Again thank ?you and God Bless.?
~ Sincerely, Greg
?I just wanted to tell…
how much your kindness and caring nature was appreciated by my family. You took excellent care of my grandmother. She was very dear to me and the rest of us as well. The time you take to answer all questions goes above the call of duty. I would also like to thank you for the time you gave us with grandma after the service before going to the cemetery for the families final goodbyes. Thank you for making my grandma?s final rest as beautiful and comfortable as you did for all of us.”
~ Sincerely, Tiffany
?Just a note to thank you…
for your cooperation in sending the information on my father. It meant a lot to me to know that there is another human being out there that cares.?
?I want to thank each and everyone one of you…
for helping us through this very difficult time of our lives. Your kindness in helping us with the most difficult decisions ever was great. You truly handle your business with comfort and care for all family members and friends involved. Again, thank you for everything.?
~ Rodger, Dan & Meg, Lou & Dale
?Thank you for everything.
My father?s funeral was very nice. Our family was impressed by your professional and personal touch.?
~ Thank you again, Dawn
?We want to thank you…
for your very comforting service at a most difficult time. We were very satisfied and it was greatly appreciated.?
~ Thank you very much, sincerely, William & family
?I just wanted to take a moment…
to thank you for all you did to help me and my family during our time of mourning. We really appreciated all you did.?
~ Jan and Jim
?Thank you so much for all you?ve done…
and for making this difficult time as easy as can be.?
~ Thanks again, Marty
?Thank you for all your help…
in helping us deal with the loss of our special friend. You delivered exactly what he wanted.?
“This is to tell you how much we appreciate…
all your services at the time of my father?s death. It meant so much to us to have wise counsel regarding arrangements and to have such a lovely environment for our family gathering.?
?Just a note of thanks…
for all your understanding and kindness at such a difficult time. I hope I myself and my family didn?t give you too much trouble. Again thank you and may God bless you.?
?We want to thank you…
for all that you did for us at this difficult time. Thank you for being so caring and so patient. You did everything perfectly and so professional. You were a pleasure. Thank you for making this time a little less difficult by being so helpful.?
?Just wanted to thank you again…
for all of your help. Your are such a pleasant person to work with, and you make dealing with a hard time so much easier.?
~ The family of Lloyd Loper
“Words can?t express my gratitude to you.
You were so sympathetic, so kind, so helpful and so understanding. It meant so much to both Linda and I for you to assume all responsibility. It?s too bad we had to make our acquaintance under these circumstances, but I hope you will always consider Linda and I your friends.?
~ Yours truly, Lois
?Thank you for your help…
through our recent loss. Your compassion is so evident in the many ways you dealt with our family.?
?Thank you again for everything you did…
before, at, and after my dad?s death. You helped me so much in making choices and decisions. You helped me get through it and led us all in the right direction. The viewing went smoothly, and the services were beautiful. My family was impressed by your services and very pleased.?
~ Sincerely, Karen
?Thank you so much…
for handling the funeral for my father in such a professional and caring way. My family greatly appreciated your thoughtfulness and sincerity. You made everything so much easier for my mother.?
~ With great appreciation, Faye
?I want to tell you…
how deeply I and my family have appreciated the gentle and efficient manner in which you have handled mom?s funeral. You made it as easy as you possibly could and we are grateful.?
~ Sincerely, Margaret
“…we made the right choice…
when we called your funeral home. We could not have been happier with the arrangements and your personal attention. You made us comfortable when we needed support.?
~ Thanks so much, Bob
?We can?t thank you enough…
for all you have done. You gave us great comfort at such a sad time in our lives. Grandma was such a special part of our lives. Grandma took great pride in how she looked and we were so pleased at how pretty she looked for the viewing?thank you so much.?
~ Gary and Heather
?Thanks so much!
Everything was just right and we appreciate your kindness and compassion during this difficult time.?
~ Thank you, Annette
?Thank you so much…
for all the caring and kindness you showed my family during our time of sorrow.?
?All the members of my family…
are still reflecting on how well my mother?s funeral went and do appreciated the very important role you served in our needs.?
?We would like to extend our personal thanks…
and gratitude to you and to your staff for the wonderful treatment that was demonstrated to our family. We will forever be extremely thankful for all you gave done to help us in this trying time. Your care and dedication to our situation will forever be remembered.?
~ Thank you, Marie
“We would like to say thank you…
for the beautiful job you did with mom?s funeral. Thank you for your prayers and concern. We will miss our mother, but, it is only farewell for now for through our faith in Christ we will be reunited one day. Thank-you again to each one who had a part in taking care of mom.”
~ The R family
“Thank you again…
for your care and patience through our difficult time. We are also so very thankful for your generosity and special attention to details with E. She looked so beautiful. We will miss her dearly. She will live on in the hearts of all she touched.”
~ Love, Denny, Tammy, JP and Jesse Mott
“Again, thanks so much.
I especially want to commend you on the decorum of the service and the professionalism of all. Thanks, again.”
~ Mary Gall
for your integrity and compassion.”
~ God Bless you, Sincerely, Paul Gall
“I want to thank you,
and your?family for a professional well done job for me, and my family.”
~ God Bless, Lew McLain
“Thank you so much for your kindness,
guidance and professionalism during an extremely difficult time. Never in my wildest dreams, or should I say nightmares, did I think I would be sitting here today without Dan. With your help and that of our friends and wonderful neighbors, I am getting thru this. I can now see why Dan loved this town and the people in it, that he devoted almost 40 years to protecting it and keeping its citizens safe.”
~ Karen Kuhn
“We want to express our gratefulness…
to you for your services to us free of charge when our little son, Derek Wayne, was stillborn on May 2.”
~ With heartfelt thanks, Andrew and Angela Kuepfer
“Thank you so much…
for the help you gave us when my mother-in-law passed away. You helped make the journey manageable.”
~ Sincerely, Janette Metzler
“You are very special people.
Thank you for making it go a little easier for me and my family!”
“Words cannot express…
our appreciation for your kindness and help making arrangements for Royce?s funeral.”
~ Sincerely, Dianne
“Thank you for the love…
and care you took with our little girl. She looked like a beautiful angel. Thank you for your prayers and support.”
~ Love, Denny, Tammy, JP and Jesse
“Thanks so much…
for all your kind words and prayers. I appreciate everything you did to help me out with my situation with Ron?s family. You made things easy for me. I can only say thank you so much!”
~ Take care, Hillis Larson
“Thank you so much…
for providing such a wonderful facility for my mother?s calling hours. Your kindness and support during this time has truly made a difference. Thank you for also continued services to the Burge family.”
~ God Bless, Laurie Shorts
“Thank you for your kindness
and services for us in a time of need.”
~ Sincerely, Thomas and Nancy Cowfer
for the beautiful service. You did a great job.”
~ Dale and Beverly
“Once again, thanks to you,
we were all able to celebrate mom?s life as we did years ago for dad. The service was wonderful and again your kindness was unbelievable. My sister and I are very lucky to have you as a friend?no, we are Blessed. Thank you for taking such good care of our mom.”
“Thank you so much for all your care…
and kindnesses during the time of mom?s passing. It was of immeasurable comfort to have ?family? taking care of us.”
~ All the best to you, Cheryl
“Dear Van Matres,
The family of Philip Drake wishes to thank you for the beautiful job you did with dad. Thanks for all your patience and understanding. Also, thank you for helping with mom. I?m sure she remembered you and that was a big help at the church.”
~ Thanks again! the Drake family
“We just wanted to say thank you
for taking care of all the arrangements for our mom/wife. Your warmth and kindness to our family will never be forgotten. Again we are so thankful for everything you did.”
~ With sincere appreciation, the family of Shirley Smith
for all your service. I greatly appreciate your help.”
~ Shirley Kestle
“Thank you so much for helping us…
through this very difficult time. We were all pleased with your services.”
~ Thank you for caring, Phyllis Farver
“You did a great job.”
~ Thanks, Ellen Osborn
“I want to thank you…
for your patience and understanding for this ?nervous lady?. You have made everything so much easier for all of us.”
~ Sincerely, Rosemary DeSantis
As always, everything was ?just right?. Thank you so much and know you are appreciated!”
~ Gratefully, Marilyn
“I want to thank you and your staff…
for the good job you did on my Dad?s funeral. You were always available, never intrusive, and kept things moving. I appreciate your service.”
~ Sincerely, Jenny Goring
“Thank you so much…
for making this difficult time easier to deal with.”
“Thank you so much for your help…
during such a difficult time. It was truly a blessing to have your guidance.”
~ Buck Brace and family
“Thank you very much…
for all your help and compassion concerning mother?s funeral arrangements.”
~ Sincerely, Nancy
“Thank you so much…
for your help and patience with me. I was very pleased with everything and thought Dad looked very nice.”
~ Thanks again, Trudy
“Thank you for a job well done.
Everyone remarked to me how very peaceful Dad looked. You did an amazing job. I just want you to know I appreciate you.”
~ Sincerely, Jill Hopkins
“With our sincere gratitude…
for your thoughtful guidance and patience. Your excellent service throughout was appreciated.”
~ Joan and Paul
“Dear friends at Van Matre Funeral Home,
Thank you so much for all your professional care to the details that makes it easier on us who are grieving. Lord bless you.”
~ All my love, Allison Lydic
“I wanted to personally thank you…
for all your thoughtfulness and support during the funeral for my mother. Whenever we had any questions, you were always there to help us. You made a very hard process for us much easier with all you concern and consideration. Thank you again from my whole family.”
~ Peggy Brown
“Our family would like to express…
our sincere thanks to you and your staff for the compassionate care you provided at our Mom?s passing. We were more than pleased with how everything was done. We feel that with your help we were able to fully follow our Mom?s wishes.”
~ With sincere thanks, the family of Mary Osborn
“Mere words cannot convey our thanks…
for your compassion, courtesy and excellent service in our time of bereavement. God bless you.”
~ Gratefully, Family of Clarabelle Korom
“Thank you so much,
for the wonderful job that you did for my Mom?s funeral. We were all so pleased with how she looked and how the viewing and service was conducted. Your calm, reassuring attitude was much appreciated- what a gift you have been given. I believe that the whole service was a celebration of her life from start to finish. Thank you for helping to give us that.”
~ Love in Christ, Bonnie and Dave Bernhardt
“Thank you for all you did…
for me and my family to get us through one of the most difficult times of our lives.”
~ God bless you, Alice
for providing a dignified setting for our Mother?s funeral and for following her directions. We felt that everything was handled in a professional and caring manner.”
~ Sincerely, Nancy, Sally and Mary Lou
“I would like to tell you…
what a truly wonderful job you and your staff did for daddy and for all of us. Though as Christians we believe that daddy?s spirit and soul had already soared to Heaven, the presentation of daddy?s body helped aid us in the final closure we simple humans need to be able to help us move forward. Thank you for taking such great care of daddy and our family during this sorrowful time. We are very appreciative.”
“We want to take the time…
to thank you for all of your help, kindness and thoughtfulness you showed our Mom and family at the time of sadness and great loss of our dad. We appreciate everything you did for us. Our heartfelt gratefulness!”
~ Nancy and all her family