John Joseph Mattea, father of singer Kathy Mattea, died Friday May 2 after a long bout with cancer in Cross Lanes, W.Va.. He was 82.W.Va. native and West Virginia Institute of Technology grad was a former supervisor at Monsanto Co. He was a charter member of the Monsanto Sportsman’s Club, the Elk River Basin Improvement League, a licensed pilot and an avid golfer. Besides his daughter, he is survived by wife Ruth, two sons, a grandson and others. Donations be made to Kanawha HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.