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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...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jay Blauch - Myerstown, PA

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joan-Marie Norman - Lebanon, PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Blauch - fredericksburg, PA

“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...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: David Pauli - Palmyra, PA

“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...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Lee Moyer - Lebanon, PA

“Dear Ray, a great friend, wonderful musician, always helpful, fun to be with.When working with other perceptive musicians, Ray had the great talent ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jonny Leffler - Lebanon, PA

“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...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Young - Holtwood, PA

“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...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: dennis wentling - lebanon, PA

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: John Edris - Lebanon, PA

“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...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bernadine Shattls - Lebanon, PA

“First day of "small game" season 'bout 1969 - Uncle "Pook", My dad Jim, brothersJohn, Jeffrey, Joseph and Barney the weirmeraner took to the field....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jimmy Blauch - Tarpon Springs, FL

“My condolences to the family so sorry for your loss may he RIP ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Chuck & Pat Williams - Lebanon, PA


Raymond M. Matula, 82, of Lebanon (Cornwall), passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Kreiser Matula with whom he celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in May. Ray was born in Lebanon on December 20, 1934, son of Raymond and Pauline Sorcsek Matula.
Raymond was a 1952 graduate of Lebanon High School. He was a printer working in several printing companies, retiring as a supervisor. He loved music and was an awesome upright bass player, playing professionally. In addition to his wife, Pat, Ray is survived by children Pam, wife of Dave Keim of Lebanon, Sharon, wife of Paul Zechman of Lebanon, Debbie, wife of Tom Jackson of Lebanon, Steve Matula of Lititz, Elizabeth, wife of Bob Werth of Lebanon, Anthony Matula of Lebanon, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Joseph Matula and sisters Colleen Edris and Joan Blauch.
Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution in Ray's memory may be made to Central PA Friends of Jazz, 5721 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or the American Cancer Society.