Charles Matosian, 93, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Wednesday, February 24th surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Melvindale, Michigan and moved to the Bronx, NY as a young child where he was raised and owned and operated his first dry cleaners. He moved to Keansburg in 1969, and moved to Middletown in 1978. He served in Korea in the US Army during the Korean War. Charlie was the owner operator of Betty Brite Dry Cleaners in Middletown for many years. Charlie made many friends while he was a resident at Arnold Walter Nursing Home. He was the “unofficial Mayor.” He enjoyed spending time with his family, shopping with his wife , going out to eat and traveling. He loved playing and watching golf. Charlie was pre-deceased by his parents, Nishan and Satenig Mathosian; his loving wife, Carmen Matosian; his daughter, Carmen Rodriguez and his two brothers, George and Archie Mathosian. He is survived by his son and daughter in-law, Ben and Laurie Rodriguez of Hazlet Township; his sister and brother in-law, Elizabeth and Henry Neithardt of Arizona; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Ben, Jason and Michael Rodriguez and Roberto and Wilfredo Lopez; five great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jordan, Brielle, Jason Jr. and Madison, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday from 2-5pm at the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Ave. Keansburg. A service will be held on Sunday at 4:30pm at the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals. Cremation will be private.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of 100 people allowed in the funeral home at one time. To accommodate all of Charles's family and friends, we ask that you please be brief while visiting in order to make room for additional guest to pay their respects; we thank you for understanding. Face protection is REQUIRED as per the state regulations. For further information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.jacquelinemryanfh.com.