From a contemporary press report:
Edward Donald Mateik, 80, a Navy captain who retired in 1981 as director of administration of the Armed Forces Radiobiological Research Institute, died of congestive heart failure January 4, 2001, at his home in Bethesda, Maryland.
Captain Mateik served largely as a medical corps financial officer and was posted to the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. He also was assigned to Puerto Rico.
He was a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1948. He attended American University. His honors included a Meritorious Service Medal.
Captain Mateik was a volunteer in the pharmacy of Bethesda Naval Hospital and with the American Red Cross.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Mateik of Bethesda; two daughters, Faye Naylor of Damascus and Mary Ann O'Brien of Canandaigua, N.Y.; three brothers; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
MATEIK, EDWARD D., CAPT, USN (Ret.), 80
On Tuesday, January 4, 2000, of Bethesda, MD. Beloved husband of Mary Mateik; devoted father of Faye E. Naylor of Damascus, MD and Mary Ann O'Brien of Canandaigua, NY; loving grandfather of Maureen Macri and Melissa O'Brien; loving great-grandfather of Emily and Casey Macri. Graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 3 p.m. Please meet at Administration Building by 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow at Ft. Myer Officers' Club from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph St., Suite 1228, Arlington, VA 22203-1978.
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