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Raymond. M. Matula

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Uncle Pook the gold wing motorcycle man, came to the farm one afternoon to check my new to me Harley Davidson Electric Glide with him he brought a newspaper comic, with a big smile, handed it to me. It was a picture of a Harley leaking oil on the floor with a caption that read naughty naughty Harley. He was so right!! Together we had a great ride that afternoon. Mr. Gold Wing will be missed.


Posted by: Jay Blauch - Myerstown, PA - Family   Jul 07, 2017

Uncle Pook was our family historian- cameras always ready for every possible shot! So many memories, so many good times at the "farm". Thanks for your humor, the memories and your love. God bless to our family.


Posted by: Joan-Marie Norman - Lebanon, PA - Family   Jul 05, 2017

Uncle Ray had a huge impact on a lot of people with his infectious positive attitude and his corny jokes. He would be smiling and laughing even before he finished one. I'm sitting here laughing to myself just thinking of him. One time he kept a straight face and it became a punch line for our family for the ages. First day of small game season 1970ish. Always anticipated Pooks arrival with new pictures from the past summer, a new

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Posted by: Joe Blauch - fredericksburg, PA   Jun 30, 2017

I will miss Ray and his acute sense of humor. We played together in several bands and he never failed to make our rhythm section solid. His stories, pictures and jokes were a refreshing break from any serious matters or boring tunes. He was generous and thoughtful. He will be missed.

Dave Pauli


Posted by: David Pauli - Palmyra, PA - Friend   Jun 30, 2017

I enjoyed friendship and musicianship with Ray for about 35 years; reliable man who knew his craft as a jazz and commercial upright and electric bass player; he taught me a lot and helped make many groups successful; photography was another talent and he shared his pictures with everyone It was an honor to have Ray as my friend.


Posted by: Lee Moyer - Lebanon, PA   Jun 29, 2017

Dear Ray, a great friend, wonderful musician, always helpful, fun to be with.
When working with other perceptive musicians, Ray had the great talent to "become the music" and lay the foundation to create the musical tapestry. He will always be remembered by all of us who knew him.
My condolences to his family.


Posted by: Jonny Leffler - Lebanon, PA - Friend   Jun 29, 2017

Thanks for the lessons in music, the deep groove, your twisted sense of humor, your talent as a shutterbug, and most of all thanks for your friendship. You will be sorely missed.

Dave Young


Posted by: Dave Young - Holtwood, PA - Friend   Jun 29, 2017

In reading these posts I really got a chuckle out of the hunting one with confetti shell. This was Ray Pool Matula.

I started working as a helper at Sowers and Ray was a press man needless to say NEVER a dull moment. Always a smile and a prank.

Ray never shied from trying something new and his music was everything.

Rest in Peace Pook,

Dennis Wentling


Posted by: dennis wentling - lebanon, PA - Friend   Jun 29, 2017

My fondest memories go way back to when the whole clan would gather in my parents "playroom" in the basement for the Christmas Eve gatherings. Pook was the official film man, and everybody seemed so happy they could just bust at the seams! One year we opened the basement doors to a gentle snow covering everything pure white, Not so much to make it treacherous driving home. Just a few inches for a White Christmas. That was the year Joe

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Posted by: John Edris - Lebanon, PA   Jun 29, 2017

Ray was a beloved cousin of my mother, Bernadine Matula, Hermansky. During our son, Joe's early years as a jazz drummer, he had the pleasure of playing with Ray several times. It was always a pleasure seeing Ray play.

To Pat and family, we send you our heartfelt sympathy.

Bernie, Fred & Joe Shattls


Posted by: Bernadine Shattls - Lebanon, PA - Family   Jun 28, 2017