Walter Mattey Sr. will celebrate his 85th birthday on Dec. 19, 2012.
Walter was born in Swoyersville and now resides in Plains Township, where he is a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church and the American Legion Post 558.
He has four children, Rose Mary Hrycyk, Larksville; Walter Jr., Wilkes-Barre; Kathleen Mattey, Kingston; and JoAnn Karpinski, Mountain Top.
Walter has five grandchildren, Michele Pollock, Nicole and Kelsey Hennen, Nathan Mattey and Katie Karpinski. He has one great-grandson, Dylan Malia.
A family gathering will be held in his honor to celebrate this milestone.