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Douglas K. Mattice









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.

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Prayers go out to all of Dougs Family. Our Family went to Heuvelton school with Doug & we were practically neighbors. What a great guy & had a nice smile.R.I.P.

Darlene (Toomey) Reed May 6 2016 12:00 AM

MelanI and family
Sorry for your loss, may you hold the memories you have made close to your heart.

Darcy Richards

D'ARCY Richards May 2 2016 12:00 AM

Melanie my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your memories get you through this most difficult time. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Sandie

Sandie Brooks May 1 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the Mattice family. RIP Doug

Mary and Ron Conant Apr 30 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Melanie and family. I worked a bit with Doug back and forth from the main office to Dana, but it was a real pleasure when I had the opportunity to work with him closely, when I had to cover for 3 months and did the food ordering with him. I noticed right away how seriously he took his job and how organized he was as Production Manager. He may have been tough on the outside, but he had a soft heart that only few people saw. You will be missed, Doug. RIP!

Mary Ann Gera Apr 29 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Mattice family. I graduated with Doug from HCS in 1974, and with three other friends we all joined the Army. Doug and myself both stayed over twenty years and retired. We shared alot of good times back in High School. RIP Brother, I salute you Doug! Tell Bill hello, see yall again soon! Jerry Grenier

Jerry Apr 28 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere codolences to the family of Doug ,May God guide you all thru this difficult time

Doug Daniel and family Apr 28 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I graduated with Doug from HCS in 1974, and Dave worked with him for a time at SLU. I had a lot of good times with Doug and the gang in our class. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. Keep your memories close, as they will help you through this difficult time. RIP Doug! Heaven has gained another angel. Dave and Jan Johnson

Janice Dickinson Parrow Johnson Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Mattice

Sissy Brown Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

We extend our deepest condolences to the Mattice family. From members of the Education Department and Office of Graduate Programs at St. Lawrence University.

Erin Basford Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

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