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Paul E. Mathis "Jake"

Mathis – Paul E. “Jake”, 47, Richland, passed away after a valiant battle with brain cancer on December 6, 2019 at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born on August 31, 1972 in Johnstown, son of Lawrence J. Jr. and Denise L. (Smay) Mathis. Preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Dr. Robert Mrkich; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Lois Smay; and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Martha Mathis, and his beloved, Hunsa. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Robin A. (Mrkich) Mathis; children, Caitlin A. and Jacob P. Mathis, both of Richland; mother-in-law, Anita M. (Yanoschak) Mrkich, Richland; twin sister, Paula A. Mathis, South Fork; brother, Lawrence J. Mathis III, South Fork; sister-in-law, Shannon L. Mrkich and her husband, Michael Confer, Ardmore, PA; brother-in-law, Robert Mrkich Jr., Richland; nieces, Alyssa A. Weaver and her fiancé, Michael Long, Normandie A. and Ava M. Confer; nephews, Tyler and Josh Mathis; his beloved dog, Chewy; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jake was a 1990 graduate of Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech. He was formerly employed at Saylor Bros. Hardware and currently employed at Phillips Machine Service, Beckley, WV. Jake was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. He was also a member of Solomon Run Firemen’s Club as well as many other local clubs. Jake enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State. He loved socializing with all his friends, playing the air guitar, but especially loved spending time with his family. “Seriously, why do you gotta be a ….”  Friends will be received from 3 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. The family suggests contributions be directed to the family in C/O The friends of Jake Mathis, 1st Summit Bank, 125 Donald Lane, Johnstown, PA 15904. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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Brenda & Mike Moss Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

Linda Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

John Mathis Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

Margie Schmahl Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

Marj Shingle Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

Arla Smay Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Jake will be greatly missed.

Carolyn and JD Rubal Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

There are so many memories growing up of our family and Jakes he was another brother to me. From sled riding on the cobblestones to countless fun times at camp. Your laugh and your smile was contagious, always a positive attitude and fun. You even said to me that day It is what it is Jen I will never forget that and I will never forget you RIP Jake Forever in our hearts

Jennifer Leventry Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

Jennifer Leventry Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Mathis "Jake"

John and Bertha Owens and boys Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM