David Stanley Mattis, Jr.
David Stanley Mattis, Jr., 78 years old, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio passed away on November 19, 2022 from complications with Lewy Body Dementia. David is predeceased by his mother, Helen Cline Mattis and his father, David Stanley Mattis, Sr., both of Wayne, Pa. David is survived by his wife of 56 years Paula Mattis (Johnson), and three children, Kimberly Reingold (Matthew) of Sharon, Mass., William Mattis (D’Arcy) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kelly Cooper (Jason) of Muskegon, Mich. He is also survived by his sister Helen C. Mattis of Palm Coast, Fla., as well as seven grandchildren, Elijah, Abigail, Benjamin, Zachary, London, Stone and Charlotte.
David was raised in Wayne, Pa. where he attended Penn Charter Preparatory School and went on to Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he received a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating, he entered the Air Force and achieved the rank of captain. David then went on to become a successful business leader at White Consolidated Industries (now known as Electrolux) where he and his family lived in multiple locations east of the Mississippi River and met many special people in their lives. He was most recently CEO of Ausco Products in Benton Harbor, Mich. before moving back to and retiring in Cleveland.
David had a large presence and enjoyed time with his friends and family, who he often traveled to visit. He also had a passion for golf, loved riding around in his convertible and never missed a chance at captaining his boat along the coast of Lake Michigan and in earlier days on Lake Wassookeag in Dexter, Maine.
David will be missed by his loved ones and his legacy of love, kindness and hard work ethic will live on through those he touched.
A special thank you to the loving caregivers — China, Danielle, Roz, Willie, and Cleveland Clinic Hospice — who were by David’s side making sure he was safe, comfortable, and well cared for during his battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Paula and the family are grateful for their service and friendship.
Memorial arrangements will be private and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Cleveland at alz.org/cleveland or InMotion (an organization dedicated to helping people manage diseases that impact mobility) at beinmotion.org/donate.