Edgar G. Matticks, 91, a resident of Melrose Park and a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Williamsfield, Ohio on Sept. 30, 1926 to the late Glenn and Carol Matticks, he married Betty Knobloch and they moved to Oak Park in 1967 and raised their family. Betty died 2015. A tool and die maker for many years before his retirement in the early ’90s, he enjoyed many years in his woodshop, crafting toys and furniture for his family and friends. 

Edgar Matticks is survived by his children, Richard (Elaine), Dave (Vicki), Karen (Joseph Maalouf) Cairo, Steve (Mary), Jeff (Sherry) and Dan (Brenda) Matticks; his grandchildren, David (Katie), Mike (Veronica), Sarah and Christina Matticks, John (Ann) Cairo, Drew and Amy Matticks, Kyle Matticks, Haley, Kayla and the late Owen Matticks, Emily and Melanie Matticks; his great-grandchildren, Alexis Matticks, William and Rowan Matticks, Patrick and Joseph Cairo and Connor Matticks; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Reba; and his siblings, Richard Matticks and Jane (the late Earl) Butt. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. until time of service, 12 p.m., at Oak Park’s Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. with Interment at Concordia Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to JDRF, www.jdrf.org which aides Type One Diabetes research and support. 

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