Michael Leonard Matuszak

Apr 25,1940---Jul 03,2019

Michael Leonard Matuszak, 79, peacefully passed away on July 3, 2019, surrounded by family. Michael was recently diagnosed w/ T-cell lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April and decided to fight it by embracing chemotherapy.

Michael was born in Hamtramck, Michigan and married his childhood sweetheart Rosemary in 1962. He was married 57 years. He obtained his PhD in chemistry (inorganic) from the University of Detroit and started his career working for Ford Motor Co in Detroit. He moved his family to various parts of the US for different job opportunities and lived in MI, Ohio, TN, Missouri and Los Alamos, NM.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wanda and Michael Matuszak Senior, and his grandson Trevor Matuszak. He is survived by his brothers, Robert and Bernard, his children, Mick and Wanda and his grandchildren, Anna Rose and Griffin Matuszak.

Services will be held at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on Monday, July 15 at 8 am followed by a reception at the hall of the church.  A light brunch will be served.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Viviane M. DuBois Sep 05 ,2019

Neighbor ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Mike and Rosemary were wonderful neighbors. I was shocked to find out about Mike's passing. I talked to him not that long ago and he told me that his chemo was going well and that he was feeling better. I thought he had a good chance of beating his lymphoma, at least for awhile. He was a friendly guy who loved to talk to the neighbors and take Sally for walks, often with their cat following them. Mike and Rosemary will be missed.

Arthur Lites Nov 19 ,2019

Friend from Healthplex ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Just learned of Mikes passing. I knew him from 2011 at the gym. Our interest in old cars was an interest we had in common. However, he was a fire fan and I own a Corvette so we constantly teased each other about the merits of Ford vs Chevy. Mike I never got the ride in the 40 Ford you promised. Mike you will be missed by your friends.