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George Richard Mathews

George Richard Mathews, "Dick", of Accord, NY, passed away on July 12, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Dick was born on December 16, 1928 in Goshen, NY; he was the son of George and Glades (Blake) Mathews.

Mr. Mathews served his country in the United States Navy and was honorable discharged in 1948. Dick worked as a General Line Formen for Central Hudson Gas and Electric for many years. He was committed to his job, his home (farm) and his family. Dick served on the Rondout Valley School Board, was an active member and elder at the Community Bible Church in Wawarsing and was a proud supporter of the NRA.

Dick will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for saying, "Plan your work and work your plan"

Dick is survived by his wife Shirley of 64 years, his four daughters Paula Montanye and her husband Howard of Accord, Audrey DeGondea and her husband Nelson, E. Kate Robbins and her husband Christopher all of Accord and Dorisanne "Tooky" Clerc and her husband Jack of Wolf City, TX. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mathews was predeceased by his brother Donald Mathews and his grandson Ean C. Abrahamsen.

Visitating will be held on Sunday, July 15th from 3-7pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY 12446. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Monday 11am at the Community Bible Church Rt. 209, Wawarsing. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Bible Church, Awana Program.

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Sal & Barbara Somma - July 19th, 2012 at 11:30pm - Email
we are so sorry for your loss,may he rest in peace,may the lord help you and your family through this hard time, he will be in our prays.

Laura Lepine (Hesley) - July 15th, 2012 at 4:52pm - Email
Dear Shirley and Family, My father told me just this morning of Mr Mathews passing. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. My father always respected George and I know that they became good friends in the many years they worked for Central Hudson. All of you are in my heart today and always. Laura Lepine (Hesley)

Patrick & Linda Dunleavy - July 14th, 2012 at 3:58pm - Email
The Choir of Heaven just received the deepest richest bass voice that was George's. We can still hear him singing "Down in the Depths of the Sea" A remarkle man with a humble spirit, a twinkle in his eye, and a giant of a smile.

kathy & fred fenical - July 14th, 2012 at 3:56pm - Email
we are so sorry for your lost,may he rest in peace,may the lord help yous through this hard time,

Alberta Shaw and family - July 14th, 2012 at 2:34pm - Email
Gone home to be with his Lord but held forever in the hearts that knew and loved him!

The entire Frank&FrancesWoznick Family - July 14th, 2012 at 11:32am - Email
May the good lord comfort each of the family members at this time of loss. The world will be a little less bright without Dick.He was truely a great human being.

dotty moulton - July 14th, 2012 at 11:13am - Email
dearest Shirley and family ..i want you to know i was deeply saddened to hear of Dick passing away my thoughts and prayers are with you all..may Dick R.I.P asking for Gods Blessing on all............

Martha Hollingshead James - July 14th, 2012 at 10:15am - Email
Remembering Mr. Matthews with a warm heart and a smile, and with the blessed hope and joy that we will see him again with our Savior, Christ Jesus, in heaven.

Robert Hill - July 14th, 2012 at 9:19am - Email
God has just added another amazing voice to his heavenly choir of angels. Thank you Mr. Mathews for being a part of my life while I was growing up, it was truly an honor. Rejoice my fellow sailor, your watch is now over.

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