Donald "Don" Matolyak

November 7, 2021


Donald “Don” Matolyak, age 65, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Licking Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 30, 1956 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Sueann (Shingler) Matolyak.

Pastor Don was an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God for more than 44 years and as a mentor to young pastors and community leaders.

Don was proud to serve with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association from 2012 to 2020, orchestrating events and resourcing local pastors from all over the United States before returning to full-time pastorate at New Hope Assemblies of God in Lancaster, Ohio in 2021.

Don was a sports enthusiast and a life-long Pittsburgh Steelers fan and was proud to cheer on The Ohio Buckeyes.

His greatest love and priority was his beautiful wife, children, and grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon (Gray) Matolyak; a daughter and son-in-law, Carissa (Joshua) Shaw of Mount Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Phil (Shawna) Matolyak of Gainesville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Willow Shaw, Elijah Matolyak, Micah Matolyak; and a brother, Jim (Michele Phillips) Matolyak of Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Snyder Funeral Home – Lasater Chapel, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd. in Mount Vernon.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 – 11:00 AM at Storyside Church, 541 State Route 97 W, Bellville, Ohio 44813 with Rev. Jay Rostorfer officiating. Private burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a fund to cover medical and final expenses.


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November 11, 2021

4:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Snyder Funeral Home - Lasater Chapel
11337 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Funeral Service
November 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Storytime Church
541 State Route 97 W
Bellville, OH 44813

Private Interment

Mound View Cemetery
307 Wooster Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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