Arthur Matz, 50, of Myerstown, passed away along with his wife, Jody Lynn (Martin) Matz, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.

Born in Ontario, Canada on Jan. 11, 1971, he was a son of the late Willi H. and Kaethi (Hildebrandt) Matz.

A graduate of W. J. Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford, BC, Arthur received his bachelor of religious education and diploma of Christian studies at Okanagan Bible College, Kelowna, BC.

Arthur was a member of Mt. Aetna Bible Church. He enjoyed building, camping, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, mentoring for men in prisons and youth, as well as recently, hunting. He also enjoyed helping at Cafe in Lebanon. He was employed at Ridgidply Rafters and previously served as a chaplain with Jubilee Ministries.

Arthur is survived by a daughter, Carleigh Joy Matz, and two sons, Travis Jeffrey Matz and Logan James Matz, all of Myerstown; a brother, Erwin Matz, husband of Jen, of Canada; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mt. Aetna Bible Church, 11 N. Chestnut St., Mt. Aetna, PA 19544.

A celebration of both the lives of Art and Jody will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. in New Beginnings Charis Fellowship Church, 430 E. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067. Interment private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust being established for the children. Grose Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.