Elke Matschinsky

Elke Matschinsky (Fritz)

Wednesday, March 11th, 1936 - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Elke Matschinsky, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Elke Matschinsky

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Elke's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Elke's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Elke (nee Fritz) Matschinsky, 83 of Wallingford, PA., died Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Riddle Hospital, Media, PA from complications due to a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born and raised in Northern Germany in the Hamburg area, Elke was the daughter of the late Walter and Anneliese (Johannesson), Fritz. She attended the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and achieved an MBA in Economics.

Elke married Franz M. Matschinsky, MD, in 1962. They moved to the United States settling in St Louis, MO, from 1962-1977 and moved to the Philadelphia area in 1978, where they lived in and maintained a historical home in Wallingford, PA, established in 1765.

Elke and Franz raised three beautiful children and who lead successful lives in California, Germany, and Switzerland. Through her dedicated effort, she sustained the academic career of her husband at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

During her time in St. Louis, she became an avid antique collector. Elke loved the cultures of the world, the arts, and music. She was a ferocious reader and passionate stock market follower and investor.

She is survived by her husband: Franz Maximilian Matschinsky, MD, one daughter: Tanja-Maria Matschinsky Ross and two sons: Benno Boris Matschinsky and Stephan Maximilian Matschinsky, and her sister Ulrike Turner. She was a devoted grandmother to seven grandchildren: Samira Matschinsky, Maya Matschinsky, Miu Matschinsky, Noah Matschinsky, Maximilian Kyle Ross, Lucas William Ross, and Elsa Stephanie Matschinsky

Services will be private at Elke’s request. Instead of flowers, you may make memorial donations in Elke’s name to
You may leave online condolences and memories on
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elke Matschinsky (Fritz), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Elke

Service Details

  • Interment

    202 S. Chester Pike
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Elke here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Elke Matschinsky (Fritz) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 05:49pm
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased and a memorial tree planted for the family of Elke Matschinsky. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: