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Stanley Matthews Is Mourned

Stanley Matthews, 92, of Harrington Park, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Beloved husband of Niki (nee Papadimitriou). Cherished father of Sam and his wife Anastasia, Katherine DeGruccio and husband Charles and Allison Orecchio and husband Thomas. Proud grandfather of Matthew, Anthony, Niko, Athena, Stella, Niki, Steele, Alex and Phoebe. Loving brother of Petros and wife Maria, Stavros and wife Joanne, Potula Georgoutsos, Evangelia Triantafilakos and the late Efstratios, Elias and Spyros. Dear brother-in-law of Vasiliki, Angeliki, Kiki and the late Panos and Kyriakos. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Stanley was a Greek immigrant from Sparta, Greece who epitomized the American Dream. He was a restaurateur who owned and operated Matthews Diner and restaurants in Bergen County. He was a member of the Pan Gregorian Restaurant Cooperative and a parishioner of St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church in Tenafly. He founded the Greek Children’s Fund in 1983 and was a proud recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and recognized for his many philanthropic and civic works. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Service was held on March 23, 2023 at St. John the Theologian G.O Church, Tenafly followed by interment at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood.