Fr. George Matanic, OP


 Fr. George Michael Matanic, OP, a priest of the Western Dominican Province was called to his eternal rest on July 16 in Oakland. He was 69 years old.

 Fr. Matanic was born on September 22, 1943 and was ordained a priest of the Western Dominican Province of the Order of Preachers on June 12, 1970, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Oakland by the Most Rev. Floyd L. Begin.


 In the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Matanic served at St. Andrew Newman Center in Riverside.

 He is survived by his brother-in-law Steve Dendas and his nephews Andrew and Michael and niece Angela.

 Vigil service was on July 23 at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland and the funeral Mass was at St. Vincent Ferrerr in Vallejo. Fr. Matanic was interned at St. Dominic’s Cemetery in Benicia.