June 22, 2022



David Matz, age 77, of Coatesville, formerly of Chadds Ford, on June 22, 2022. Husband of Roberta (nee Rubenfein), Father of Paul (Miriam) and Jeremy (Sharon), Brother of Lois Rosen (Robert Uphaus) and Carol Lebowitz (Leonard), Grandfather of Olivia, Talya, Rebecca, Natalie, Eliana, and Lilah.


Son of the late Ben and Claire Matz, David was born and raised in Philadelphia, attending Central and graduating from Northeast High School, then University of Pennsylvania. At age 17, he met Roberta on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. They married on Christmas Day in 1966 while both were students at Penn and celebrated their 55th anniversary last December. They then braved the cold Wisconsin winters for 5 years while David earned his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He began his career with Western Electric, later worked for a solar energy company and spent the greater part of his career as a research engineer at DuPont, with the latter part of his career focusing on pigments for fine art reproductions. 


His hobbies ranged from kite flying and model rocketry to world travel, tricycle bikes, and most prominently, wine (both drinking and collecting), but his greatest passion was music and his grandgirls. David played piano beautifully for friends, family, and in several ensembles over the years, inspiring a love of music in his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband and father and loving and attentive grandfather.


Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 24 at 1:30 PM precisely, Goldstein’s Rosenberg’s Raphael Sacks, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966, Interment Shalom Memorial Park. Shiva will be held at the late residence. Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

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