Bernard “Bernie” Charles Mattes of Dover, DE passed away Saturday June 1, 2013. He was 73. Mr. Mattes was born May 22, 1940 in Easton, Pennsylvania to the late Bernard A. Mattes and Helen Elizabeth Bechtel Mattes. He served in the United States Army for 3 years prior to earning a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College. He worked at Playtex Apparel for 30 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover. Mr. Mattes was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. His biggest enjoyment was being with his family and friends. Mr. Mattes is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Christine Haney Mattes of Dover; son, Chip Mattes and his wife Jen of Newark, DE; daughters, Beth Cook and her husband Tom of Kenton, DE, Missy Norwine and her husband Jeff of Charlotte, NC; sister, Mary Anne Chiavetta of Macungie, PA; granddaughters, Morgan Cook, Kirsten and Emma Mattes, Kate, Ellie and Maggie Norwine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2PM, Monday June 10, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State Street, Dover, DE. Friends may call one hour prior. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association of Delaware, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713 or Delaware Food Bank, Milford Branch 1040 Mattlind Way Milford, DE 19963 Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed atwww.torbertfuneral.com.