Rensselaer Falls-A Memorial Service for Douglas K. Mattice, 60, of Rensselaer Falls will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday May 1st, 2016 at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home 324 New York Avenue, Ogdensburg. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pastor Howard Maxson of the Fowler Baptist Church will officiate the Memorial Service. Full military honors will be accorded following the Memorial Service.
Mr. Mattice died on April 25, 2016 with loving family by his side after a year's battle with cancer.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.
Douglas K. Mattice was born on January 30, 1956 in Ogdensburg, NY. He was the son of the late Albert and Violet (Pike) Mattice. He was a 1974 graduate of Heuvelton Central School and enlisted in the United States Army on July 8, 1974. On May 21, 1977 he married Melanie Grace Card at the Hermon Methodist Church. His career in the United States Army lasted from 1974 until 1994 where he served as a Food Service Specialist. He was a veteran of the first Gulf War and had duty stations all over the United States and also Korea and Germany. Most recently Douglas applied his culinary experience as the production manager for St. Lawrence University’s food service operation where he has been employed for 20 years.
Doug enjoyed gardening, cooking, and was an avid animal lover, especially of horses. He loved to be outdoors and barbeque. Most of all he loved his family and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Melanie Mattice, his children Douglas J. Mattice and his companion Penny of Snow Hill, N.C., Jason R. Mattice of Canton, NY and Mystori L. Putnam and her husband Noah of Dekalb, NY. His beloved grandchildren include Samantha, Justice and Luke Mattice and Emeri Putnam (who was born on her papa's birthday in 2015). Also surviving are his siblings; Linda (Bob) Hankins of Ogdensburg, NY, Albert “Gus” Mattice of Clinton Township, MI, Barbara (Gerald) Rascoe of Black Lake, NY, Brenda (Dan)Thurman of Heuvelton and his half brothers Randy (Bonnie) Hitsman of Heuvelton and Scott Hitsman of Depeyster, NY.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Potsdam Humane Society SPCA or the Northern New York Wounded Warrior Outdoor Club.
Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.