It is with heavy hearts that we pass along the sad news that Matt "Macie" Palyas Sr passed away Saturday morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Darlene, son Matt Jr, daughter Kayla, and granddaughter Ari. Macie scored a win in Top class May 11, and this is the pic from that night.
Matthew “Macie” Palyas, 57 of Daisytown, PA passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 in Washington Hospital.
He was born January 3, 1961 in Pittsburgh, PA a son of Matthew and Elizabeth Vihlidal Palyas of Bentleyville, who survive.
Mr. Palyas was a 1979 graduate of Bentworth High School.
He was a truck driver for R.C. Cola in Bentleyville and Cranberry for the past 38 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 261.
Macie was an excellent mechanic and could fix most anything. He spent much of his time working with his son on various projects, passing down his mechanical abilities.
Mr. Palyas was a lifelong Drag Racer who also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as a person who would help anyone needing his expertise.
Mr. Palyas was a member of the Lithuanian Club of Bentleyville, the California Gun Club and a member of I.H.R.A..
On May 16, 1987 he married Darlene Pinkney Palyas, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two children; Kayla Hess (Bob) of Smithton, PA and Matt Palyas of Daisytown; one granddaughter, Arianna Hess; one sister, Bethanne Yulens (Pat) of Frederick MD.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 8pm in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St. Bentleyville, PA where a Blessing Service will be held Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 10 am with Rev. Donald Chortos officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, PO Box 66 Eighty Four, PA 15330 or the Thinking of Nikki Foundation, 303 Saw Mill Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.