From a contemporary press report:
Frank John Mattia, 80, a native Washingtonian who retired in 1980 after more than 40 years as manager of old Zoltrow's Fish Market, formerly at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Newton Street in Northwest, died of a heart ailment June 18, 1999 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He had diabetes.
Mr. Mattia began working at the seafood market before entering the Army during World War II.
He participated in the Allied forces' invasion at Normandy and in combat in Europe.
After the war, he rejoined Zoltrow's, and for a short time, operated his own grocery store in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Mattia of Silver Spring; a son, Larry Mattia of Adelphi; a brother, Michael Mattia of Gaithersburg; and a granddaughter.
MATTIA, FRANK J.
On Friday, June 18, 1999, FRANK J. MATTIA of Silver Spring, MD, beloved husband of Anita Mattia; father of Larry Mattia; brother of Michael Mattia. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m.
MATTIA, FRANK JOHN
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/23/1919
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/18/1999
- BURIED AT: SECTION 28 SITE 911
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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