James R. "Jim" Mateer, 77, formerly of Mount Joy, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Mount Gretna on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Born in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late Norman S. and Mildred A. Mumper Mateer. For over 25 years Jim worked as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Lancaster. He was the loving husband of Evelyn A. Weaber Pittinger Mateer and they observed their 24th wedding anniversary in April of this year. A veteran, he served in the United Sates Navy and was a member of the Navy Club of U.S. of America. Jim was a member of the Germania Band Club, Manheim, Loyal Order of the Moose, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy American Legion and V.F.W., Friendship Fire Company, Lebanon, Dela-Ches Fishing Association, Lawn, and Elstonville Sportsman's Association where he enjoyed participating in their annual block shoots. Jim also enjoyed motorcycle riding. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Keith R. husband of Bonnie Kreider Mateer of Manheim, a daughter, Jessica wife of Steve Englert of Mount Joy, two step daughters, Linda wife of Wayne Bretz, and Lisa wife of Mitchell Shaw all of Manheim, a step son, Kerry husband of Mirna Pittinger of Tucson, AZ., five grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and seven step great grandchildren, and a brother, Dennis husband of Mary Mateer of Lancaster. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in Jim's memory to Veterans Administration Medical Center Patient Care Fund 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042.