Steven Matzner, 67


CRANSTON, R.I. – Steven H. Matzner died Oct. 29 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Beth (Simon) Matzner for 41 years. Steve was the devoted father of Evan Matzner and his wife, Ariella, of New York and Shayna Matzner of New York.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Henry and Lena (Chafez) Matzner, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College. Steve was a special education teacher for Cranston West High School for over 35 years.  He was also an excellent tennis coach at Cranston West, La Salle Academy and The Prout School for 25 years. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to Be the Match Foundation to support bone marrow transplants at