August 26, 1926 - August 29, 2019
Clinton Lee Matcek, age 93, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Clint, a Bryan resident since 1948, was a U.S. Postal Service employee in College Station from 1950 to 1989, spending the last 16 years of that time as College Station Postmaster. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in College Station and an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also actively involved in the HOSTS mentoring program at Neal Elementary School in Bryan for many years.
Clint was born and raised in the Harmony Community in Burleson County, Texas. He attended the Harmony School and graduated from Snook High School in 1943, where he tied for Valedictorian of his class. He began working at Hughes Tool in Houston before joining the Army Air Corps in 1944, and after training as a tail-gunner in a B-29 Superfortress, was eventually shipped to Shemya in the Aleutian Islands. He served there until his Honorable Discharge as Sergeant in 1947.
Upon his return to civilian life, he reunited with his high school sweetheart, Doris Junek, whom he married on February 9, 1948, after which they moved to Bryan to start their life together. Clint worked for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in Bryan for two years before starting with the College Station Post Office in 1950. He became College Station Postmaster in 1972, retiring from that position in 1989. Following his retirement, he went to work part-time for the City of College Station for 12 years, processing and delivering mail to all the city offices.
Clint and Doris were married for 45 years before her passing in 1993. Their life together was one of the greatest things in his life, along with the blessings of their four children, who married and continued blessing them with grandchildren. In 1994, Clint and Bettye Kahan married and enjoyed their retired life together. His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, often taking his children and grandchildren hunting and fishing. Even after Clint's move to Crestview Court in Bryan in March of 2015, Bettye remained a very loyal and devoted wife who was by his side every step of the way.
Clint was preceded in death by his wife Doris Junek Matcek; his wife Bettye Kahan Matcek; his parents Sophie Maresh Matcek and Frank Matcek, Sr.; brothers Jody and Frank Matcek, Jr.; sisters Leona Matcek Mitchell, Sybil Matcek Elsik, Sophie Matcek Machann, and Frances Matcek Scarborough; and daughter-in-law Cindy Chancellor Matcek.
He is survived by his children and their spouses Bonnie and Harry Andersson, Sharon and Dave Scasta, Charles and Ruth Matcek, and Patrice and Mike Matcek; Bettye's children Dena Kahan and David and Karen Kahan; brother Gable Matcek; grandchildren Shawn and Marci Andersson, Shelley and Jeremy DeWitt, Brent and Jillian Andersson, Steve and Brandi Scasta, Diane Scasta, Clayton Matcek, Chris and Julie Matcek, Renee and Jonathan Davis, Alanna and Ben Matcek, Christine and Stephen Davis, Sarah and Clay Matcek, Allison Davis, Kohl Matcek, Jeffrey Davis, Philip Kahan and Steven Kahan; great-grandchildren Carson, Brooks and Julia DeWitt; Luke, Allie and Bryce Andersson; Hayden and Hunter Andersson; Addisen and Charlotte Scasta; Lucas Matcek; Brooks and Blake Davis; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 2901 Texas Avenue S., College Station. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm, also at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the College Station City Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the staff and management of Crestview Court in Bryan, Texas, for their wonderful and dedicated care of Clint since March 2015. In addition, the family is grateful to the staff of Hospice Brazos Valley for their loving and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Clint's memory to Crestview Retirement Community, 2505 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan, Texas 77802; to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803; or to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund, 603 Church Ave., College Station, Texas 77840.