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October 3, 1934 - March 11, 2022
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Matthew F. Sorts, age 87, of Beaver Falls, passed away Friday evening, March 11th, at UPMC Mercy Health Center in Pittsburgh, after a recent illness. He was preceded in death on November 19, 2013 by his beloved wife of 57 years, Old Forge native Frances (Trochinsky) Sorts.
Born in Scranton on October 3, 1934, Matthew was the son of the late Matthew and Antoinette Sorts. A graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, he then proudly served for five years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War prior to an honorable discharge from service.
Upon his return home, he not only raised his family but also began a career in the airline business. First working for Mohawk then Allegheny Airlines, he would ultimately retire from their parent company, U.S. Airlines, as a regional director at the age of 59.
Independent and always on the go, he was an avid golfer, loved Pittsburgh sports (especially the Penguins!) and never turned down a casino stop with his favorite casino buddy, his adored daughter, Patricia Ann.
Above all else, he was a faithful and caring husband and the absolute best Dad, grandpa and great grandpa who will never be forgotten.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann (Sorts) Siegel and husband Stu of Beaver Falls; his three grandsons, George, Matthew and wife Roxanne and Michael Moore; his great granddaughters, Bella and Ava Moore; his sister, Joan Shaffer of Clarks Summit; and many nieces and nephews.
Three sons, Matthew, Joseph and Steven; and siblings, Edmund and Annette Sorts and Elaine Szatanek, also preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Thursday at 1:00 PM at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton. Burial with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to church. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge.