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“Dear Betty, we only met for a few weeks when you and Leon were at Valley View. John and I enjoyed you both so much. I just found out today from...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Gayle Beach - Westtown, NY

“Dear Betty & Family, Very sorry to learn that Cussy has passed away. I remember him from so many of the Wood family gatherings and weddings. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Betty and family,Sorry to read about the passing of Leon. As president of The Florida Historical Society and on behalf of TFHS, we appreciated...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Randall - WARWICK, NY

“Many great memories of baseball with Pa when I was younger. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sean Smeltzer - Warwick, NY

“So sorry to hear of his passing,my thoughts are with you. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Joel Kimiecik - Middletown, NY

“How well I remember Uncle Cussy saying, "Who's the greatest guy on the world? Cussy, of course!"...And he was the greatest!To Betty, Kenny, and the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Fred Matuszewski - Bedford, NH

“I had the opportunity to work with Leon during the 80's & 90's at Horton - as a staff nurse and then in the education dept. We did the monthly new...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Detch - Middletown, NY

“So sorry for your lost. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Carmody - Pine Island, NY

“Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time Bud & Jenny ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kenneth & Jenny Wood - TN

“A bright light has gone out in our little world. We are so saddened to learn of Leons passing. We enjoyed his friendship and his good humor for so...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jan Hunt - Middletown - Friend


Leon Stanley "Cussy" Matuszewski of Florida, NY, a retired Director of building services for Horton Hospital, Middletown, entered into rest on Friday, November 03, 2017. He was 83.

The son of the late Teofil Matuszewski & Blanche Szelka Matuszewski, he was born in December 4, 1933 in Florida, NY.

He was a US Navy Korean Veteran where he was a corpsman. He was member of the American Legion Post 1250, Florida, NY and a member of Seward Seniors. Cussy enjoyed playing his daily poker games with his pals at their "private casino" spot. He was also a Past President of the Florida Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Crookston Matuszewski; son, Kenneth Matuszewski & wife Kim; son, Mark Matuszewski; granddaughter, Samantha Matuszewski; brother, Conrad Matuszewski & wife Karen of Missouri; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Gary Matuszewski; 8 brothers, Carl, Edward, Joseph, John, Alvin, Felix, Daniel & Antone Matuszewski; 4 sisters, Stella, Frances, Stella & Helen.

Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, November 7th from 2-4 & 7-9PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921. Legion services will be held 7:30PM at the funeral home.

Memorial service will be held 10AM Wednesday, November 8th at the funeral home.

Burial will be in O.C. Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Fire Department, PO Box 600, Florida, NY 10921 or American Legion Post 1250, PO Box 644, Florida, NY 10921.