Raymond Michael Matot, Jr., age 70, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, in Port Charlotte.
Raymond, or Ray, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Buffalo, NY in July of 1948 to the late Raymond M. and Rita M. Matot. At a young age, not long after graduating from high school, Ray heeded his nations call to arms during the Vietnam War and joined the United States Army. Following his time in the military, Ray married his beloved wife Denise, and together they had two children. In 1982 Ray and his family moved southward from Cheektowaga, New York, to Southwest Florida, settling in the Port Charlotte area, were he would eventually go on to enjoy a long career as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, eventually retiring as their Vice-President. The sunny days of Southwest Florida allowed Ray to pursue one of his favorite pastimes when not spending time with his family, Golf, which both he and Denise enjoyed very much.
A member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, and a former member of various local social and service organizations through the years, Ray continued as a member in American Legion Post No. 110, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5690, both of Port Charlotte.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife Denise E. Matot; his children, son and daughter-in-law Jason Raymond and Carissa Matot, and daughter and son-in-law Kimberly (Matot) and Ty Wymore; two grandchildren, Cierra and Joseph; a sister, Carol Matot Mercurio; a brother, Michael Matot; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Service with Military Honors, celebrating Ray’s life, will be held 2:00 p.m. this coming Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Roberson Funeral Home’s Port Charlotte Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, in Port Charlotte. A Committal service with inurnment to follow will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida, at a future date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s name are suggested to the Forty & Eight Nurses Scholarship Fund, in care of American Legion Post No. 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida 33952.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.