Theodore J. "Ted" Demattio

December 8, 1930 - November 28, 2019
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Theodore J. “Ted” Demattio, 88, of New Philadelphia, passed away November 28, 2019 at his home following an apparent heart attack.

Born in Midvale on December 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Ludwig V. and Anna (Mattevi) Demattio. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1948, Ted was scouted by …

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Theodore J. “Ted” Demattio, 88, of New Philadelphia, passed away November 28, 2019 at his home following an apparent heart attack.

Born in Midvale on December 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Ludwig V. and Anna (Mattevi) Demattio. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1948, Ted was scouted by and signed with the Detroit Tigers through spring training.

Ted joined the United States Army in 1951 where he served as a combat engineer, and was honorably discharged in 1953 with 3 bronze stars.

Professionally, Ted worked for Gradall, retiring in 1990 having served there for 40 years in the test lab as a senior technician.

His love for baseball continued throughout his lifetime and was inducted in the Cy Young Oldtimers Baseball Association in 1997. He was also a past president of the New Philadelphia Minor League Baseball.

Additionally, Ted was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a life member of both the Elks Lodge #510 and the VFW Post #1445, and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and the Foresters.

Ted is survived by his wife, Rose Barnish of New Philadelphia; his children, Jeffrey (Vickie) of South Carolina, Douglas (Becky) of New Philadelphia, and Colleen (Dan) Hostetler of New Philadelphia, Gregory (Kim) and Michael (Michelle) both of New Philadelphia; his step-children, Beth (Scott) Donaldson of Mentor, Terri Reidenbach of New Philadelphia, and Ted (Karen) Barnish of Reynoldsburg; his siblings, Virginia Adams of Columbus, and Samuel (Joan) Mascotti of New Philadelphia; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in passing by his first wife, Doris Ann Fellers, who he married in 1952 and died in 1986; and his siblings, Dora (Dewie) Lacy and Loretta Herron.

A memorial mass will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church followed by inurnment in Calvary Cemetery.


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Service Information

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Jim Grant and Family posted on 12/9/19

Our sincere condolences to the Ted Demattio family. Ted had a great degree of kindness, optimism and cooperation in all matters. In July 1951, hires as employee No. 8, Ted had a deep and colorful memory of the early history of the Gradall Company. His entertaining explanations and knowledge of the people, products, and business will be missed.


M j Mathias posted on 12/7/19

Rose, so very sorry to here about Ted you have my deepest sympathy if there is anything you ever need and can help in any way please let me know.will always there for you.mary Jane. Prob 5,6.


Bill and Lois Demattio posted on 12/6/19

Dear Rose and family, we were so sad to hear of Ted's passing. He was such a good man and will be missed by many, especially at the Demattio Reunion. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.


Ray Mascotti posted on 12/6/19

Love from Brother Sam & Family. We send our Love & Deepest Sympathy. Wonderful Memories of Uncle Ted. He will be missed, Especially at the Mattevi Reunion. God Bless & Comfort all of you at this Time. Love Sam & the Whole Mascotti Family?


Cindy Davis posted on 12/4/19

We were so sorry to hear about Ted. He bowled with Marvin for years and always asked about him when I would see him at church or a fish dinner. He was always thinking about others first. He will be missed!


Lori Demattio Page posted on 12/4/19

I am so sorry for the loss of Ted. He was a great guy and I enjoyed seeing him every year at the Demattio Reunion. He will be missed ?? My Condolences to his Family (which are my family too ?)


Jeff Keith posted on 12/3/19

So sorry to hear this. I have great memories of Ted and consider him a friend............ Jeff..King Lawn Care


Billie Fagley posted on 12/2/19

Rose, so sorry about Ted's passing. I know you have beautiful memories of him. I do, too. We have both been through this and God will help you through this. My love to you and God's blessings.


Patrick and Joy Dunlap posted on 12/1/19

Mike and Family, Very sorry for your loss. Patrick and Joy Dunlap


Jack L. Jackson posted on 12/1/19

RIP Ted, We graduated in 1948 together. I recall you in sports and I think you were in the old Machine shop gang if I remember. Also can say you were really nice guy. You kids had a nice father and Grand Father.


Paula Yarnell posted on 12/1/19

Dear Rose & the Demattio family, Our sincere sympathy go to all of you. Ted sure was a great gentleman & we enjoyed being with him at picnics. He sure will be missed! Our thoughts, prayers & love to everyone! Mark & Paula Yarnell


Gene Spittle posted on 12/1/19

My condolences to all of the Demattio siblings and Rose. Uncle Ted was one of the best men I have ever crossed paths with . He will be missed .


Dick and Pat Bible posted on 12/1/19

To the Demattio Family, We were saddened to here about the passing of Ted.Our sincerest condolences to you all for your loss. I considered Ted a good friend and thought a lot of him. I have such good memories of both your Father and Mother and the fun times we had on those bowling trips! So sorry that we will be unable to attend his service tomorrow but know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers!


Lynn MacNaughton posted on 12/1/19

My husband Al and I were good friends of Ted and Rose at the Pines in Florida. We had such good times. My sincere sympathy to Rose and Ted’s family. He was one of the good ones!


Sheldon & Tammy posted on 12/1/19

So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Was a great supporter of the DeMattio Reunion. Thoughts and Prayers for family.


Scott Nemetz posted on 12/1/19

Colleen, Dan and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.


Mike & Terry Fesenmyer posted on 12/1/19

Greg, we are thinking of you & your family.


Mike & Terry Fesenmyer posted on 12/1/19

Sad news of the death of Uncle Ted (my Godfather). We have wonderful memories in our hearts and will always smile when we think of him. Rose, Jeff, Doug, Colleen, Mike and families we are praying for all of you.


Mary & Mel Davis posted on 12/1/19

Our deepest sympathy for your lose. Ted was such a kind and gentle person. I had the pleasure of working with Ted at Gradall for many years. I think he was the most "senior" person there. I am sure you all have many treasured memories of your husband, dad and granddad.


Kimberly Clark posted on 11/30/19

My heart and prayers go out to your family. May you rest in peace.


MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE MCENROE) PETITTE posted on 11/30/19

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Demattio family, Thoughts and Prayers!


Pat Finley and family posted on 11/30/19

Colleen , I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing On Thanksgiving. He sounded like a really neat guy over the years. Keep the memories alive in your heart.


Brenda Schupbach posted on 11/30/19

Our deepest sympathies. Ted was an upstanding gentleman who always had a kind word for me when he’d come to bowl. I’m sure he will be missed. Brenda and Stan Schupbach


Jeany Heck posted on 11/30/19

So sorry for the loss of your dad. He wasa wonderful man..


Shiela Demattio posted on 11/30/19

I am so sad to hear of this. He was such a kind and caring person. We will truly miss him at the reunion. Ted and his entire family will be in my prayers. I am thinking of you Rose going thru this. It is tough times.


Ken & Cindy Young posted on 11/30/19

Rachel & family, You have our deepest sympathy.


Mitch Mascotti posted on 11/30/19

Pray for strength, comfort, and hope for all my family during this time of loss! My prayer is one where hope is found in the one who gave His life for us and rose again so that we may have life in Him (Jesus Christ) eternally! Love, Mitch


Carol Donaldson posted on 11/30/19

In loving memory of Ted.


Edwin Mason posted on 11/30/19

So sorry to hear this.


Pat & Bob Stephens posted on 11/30/19

Dear Rose, Thinking of you and sending prayers and our sympathy at the loss of your dear Ted.


Debbie corwin posted on 11/30/19

What a sweet man! And his love for baseball was grand! Sorry for this loss?Buck--Debbie


Diane Aydt posted on 11/30/19

To Rose and Ted's family: I was so sorry to learn of Ted's passing. He was such a kind and wonderful man. I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him! I will definitely miss seeing him at Drug Mart. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane (DeMattio) Aydt


Pat & Dave Metzger posted on 11/30/19

Our sincere condolences to the family of one of the nicest men God ever put on earth. God Bless you all , he will be missed.


Scott and Karen Jenkins posted on 11/30/19

Deepest Sympathy to Rose and all of Ted’s family. He was such a kind and sincere man who always cared about others and was devoted to his family and the larger Demattio (DeMattio) family. He will be sadly missed at the reunions. Prayers of comfort to Jeff, Doug, Greg, Michael, Colleen and their families.


Cecily (Davis) Fincher posted on 11/30/19

My sincerest condolences to the entire Demattio family. Ted was a wonderful man and was fun to talk with and go over old times.


Judy Adams Schrock posted on 11/30/19

Remembering Ted as a very pleasant and considerate fellow when I worked with him in the Engineering Department at Warner & Swasey in the 60's. I am certain he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Linda Sherer posted on 11/30/19

So very sorry and sad to read this. He was such a kind man. Prayers and hugs to all his looved ones!


Rich Calderon posted on 11/30/19

Very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for your family