Matthew J. Jugovatz, 91, of Bridge City and a former longtime resident of Port Arthur, passed away Sept. 2, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. J. W. Harrell, pastor of The United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Born in Port Arthur, April 16, 1924, he was the son of Anthony Jugovatz and Jennie (Siragusa) Jugovatz. He was the owner/operator of Gulfway T.V. and Radio Service in Port Arthur for 40 years. Matthew served in the United States Coast Guard Merchant Marines during WWII and was a member of the The United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City. He was a well respected man in his community for his service and honesty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Anthony Jugovatz.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Amanda Marie Jugovatz of Bridge City; sister, Mary Bufford of Brenham; sister-in-law, Beverly Jugovatz of Port Neches; extended family, Dr. Mark Messer and wife, Becky, Mary Anne Stanley; his four legged buddy, Sassie and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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