KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - Family and friends said goodbye to a local sailor Monday.
There was a funeral mass for Petty Officer John Maty at St. Peters Catholic Church in Kirkwood, followed by burial with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Family, friends and members of the Patriot Guard gathered at Lambert Airport to weclome Maty's body home.
Maty was a technician stationed in Italy. He died in Germany after an illness.
Maty is survived by his wife and three young children.