Matthew L. “Butch” Menapace, Jr., 74, of Thompson passed away on Tuesday, June 6,2023 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna.
Born in Danville on July 12,1948, he was the son of Betty M. (Sharer) Menapace who survives the late Matthew L. Menapace, Sr.
Matthew graduated high school in New Jersey.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Summerville New Jersey American Legion.
He retired from the AT&T Corporation where he was employed as a computer analyst.
Butch was a very faithful parishioner of the Most Holy Trinity Parish in Susquehanna where he was a Eucharistic Minister, sacristan and member of the finance committee. He volunteered his time helping the parish making pierogies, turkey dinners and helping with anything the parish needed. He also was a great supporter of the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton and was an avid collector of angels.
Matthew was a loving son. He took care of his father until his father’s death and his mother until he was no longer able to do so. He was a loving, kind and generous Christian man. He was a wonderful cousin and great friend to all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a special cousin, John Kehler and his wife Sandy of Coal Township, numerous cousins and many good friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 11:00 am in Divine Redeemer Church, Mt. Carmel with the Rev. Bernard Wamayose, AJ, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Township. A viewing will held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Most Holy Trinity Church, 15 East Church St., Susquehanna, PA 18847 or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. To offer a condolence to Matthew’s family, please visit the Tribute Wall at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.