Obituary of Louise A. Matilsky
Louise A. (Handelman) Matilsky, 71, of Collegeville, PA passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 in Alicante, Spain. She was the wife of Dr. Philip Matilsky with whom she shared 51 years of marriage.
Born in New York City, NY on November 7, 1946, Louise was the daughter of the late Abraham and Jessie (Seligson) Handelman.
In addition to her husband, Louise is survived by one daughter, Robbyn K. Matilsky, Pottstown, PA; and one brother, Matthew Handelman, Flushing, NY.
She is predeceased by one son, Adam L. Matilsky.
Louise was known for her kindness and her adventurous spirit. She was never afraid to attempt to be the first to try something new. She was the first female to join the fencing team at Pace University. She earned a Paralegal degree from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Alvernia University. She decided, at the age of 50 to learn Taekwondo and proceeded to earn a red belt. In the last five years, she decided to learn how to play the clarinet and became an active member of the Pottsgrove Community Band. Louise was a longtime member of Congregation Hesed Shel Emet and belonged to the Jewish Women’s League.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place after the service in Congregation Hesed Shel Emet Cemetery, Pottstown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louise’s memory to Congregation Hesed Shel Emet Education Fund at https://www.hesedshelemet.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com Shiva will be observed at Robbyn Matilsky’s residence from Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly.