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IN MEMORIAM: David F. Mattice, 89;

Tiny’s Inn Owner Loved Farming, Too

David Mattice

ONEONTA – David F. Mattice, 89, of Oneonta, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 8, 1929, in North Franklin, the son of the late Kenneth W. and Violet (Loreman) Mattice Sr.

Dave was the owner/operator of Tiny’s Inn from 1978 to 1989, where he loved to spend time on the dance floor.

In his younger years he was a dairy farmer, but left the farm to go to work as a tool man at Bendix/Scintilla for 34 years. His heart was always in farming, and following his retirement Dave helped his son Ron out with his farm.

He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge, Oneonta.

Dave is survived by his children, Michelle and Tim Ruling, Oneonta, Lisa Mattice, Long Island, Ronald Mattice, Oneonta, Kim Stabile, Schenevus and Stan Nepa, Otego; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Joann Perez, Binghamton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his two daughters, Sandy and Angela Mattice; siblings, Winfield “Stub,” Leroy “Dick,” Bob and Ken “Shorty” Mattice and Vivian Townsend.

Calling hours 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To send an online condolence please visit

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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