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Edward Matola, 87, National Beer supervisor

Edward Matola, a retired National Beer sales supervisor, died of a heart attack Friday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. The former Hamilton resident was 87.

Born in Chicago and raised in Pensacola, he moved to East Baltimore when he was in his early 20s.

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He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served in Philippines. While in the service, he met and married the former Janice Shatoff, who for many years was a Loyola College administrative assistant. They had been married 52 years at the time of her death in 1999.

Mr. Matola joined the National Brewing Co. in 1948 as a salesman and rose to become a route sales supervisor. He retired in 1983 and moved back to Pensacola in 1986.

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He was a member of the Parkville American Legion post.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Survivors include a son, Stephen E. Matola of Prescott, Ariz.; two daughters, Marlene C. Garay of Parkville, and Sharon Rose Matola of Belize; and a sister, Alfreda Hurst of Pensacola.


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