In Loving Memory of Edward J. Mathewson

Edward J. Mathewson

Edward J. Mathewson

Dunmore, PA November 9, 1931 ~ November 29, 2015 Date of Service: December 5, 2015
Edward James Mathewson, 84, of Dunmore, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. Born on November 9, 1931 in Moscow, Pa. to Albert and Alberta (Rasimas) Mathewson, he moved to Dunmore at a very early age. There, he met and married Mary (Evanko) Mathewson, raised six children, and resided until his passing. Ed and Mary graduated from Dunmore High School in 1949, where he was class president. They were married for 51 years upon her passing on May 28, 2006.
Ed was a proud Korean War era veteran of the United States Navy having served from 1949 to 1955, on active duty from 1952 to 1954. He was deeply patriotic; a properly lit United States flag still flies in his front yard. Ed was a printer by trade, having worked in Scranton, Rahway, N.J., Binghamton, N.Y., and East Stroudsburg, but held several different jobs to support his family through the years. He retired from Technographics in 1994 after 18 years as a warehouseman. After retirement, he and Mary traveled many times to Florida but their favorite trips were to Boston, usually with the family of at least one of their children, to watch their beloved Red Sox play and to see the sights. He was an ultimate do-it-yourselfer, firmly believing that you didn’t call a professional until you had “fixed” something beyond repair. He took great pride in maintaining his and Mary’s home to the highest standard.
Surviving are five children, William and wife, Margaret, Dallas, Pa.; Barbara McElroy and husband, William, Archbald; Mimi Cusick and husband, Col. Patrick, USAR, Scranton; Brian, Olyphant; and Edward Jr., Quakertown, ten grandchildren, William N. Mathewson Jr., Meg Mathewson, M.D., Adam and Jenna McElroy; Barry Mathewson and wife, Emily; Michele Mathewson, P.J. and Brian Cusick, Maura and Anna Mathewson; three great-grandchildren, Dylan and Tyler Mathewson, and Brooks Bolton; and a brother, Albert.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, and their angel son, Barry, who God called home after just 11 months on this earth; a brother, Christy Mathewson; and a sister, Lucille LaPergola.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church, Penn Avenue in Scranton. Interment with full military honors follow the Mass in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Ed’s family would appreciate donations to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org/donate) or to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).

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Matthew Zale
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Big ed
Reply #45 on : Sat December 05, 2015, 11:07:16
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Hi Bill
great eulogy for your dad.
nicely done, good job.
Matt
Bert B Tussing
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Condolences
Reply #44 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 15:46:30
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Mimi and family,

Please accept our condolences over the loss of Mimi's father. Pat spoke often, and fondly, of your Dad. His descriptions, along with the brief depiction afforded in the obituary, make us all feel somewhat slighted in not having known Mr. Mathewson personally.
While left in sorrow over the transitional separation, I hope your family can find comfort in knowing that your father is happily united in eternal health with your Mom. Peace to you all.

Bert
Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of Edward J. Mathewson
Reply #43 on : Thu December 03, 2015, 12:36:01
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Mimi,
I am very sorry to learn about passing of your father. Please accept my condolences to you and the entire family. I will keep your father in my prayers.

Sam Arfanella
Russell
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Condolences
Reply #42 on : Thu December 03, 2015, 10:36:50
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Mimi,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, it sounds like he had a really nice life and you had a really special Dad.
Cay Tokach
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Re: In Loving Memory of Edward J. Mathewson
Reply #41 on : Wed December 02, 2015, 18:28:20
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My sincere condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. I was happy to have known your dad and will always be grateful for those times. May he rest in peace.
Vince
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Condolences on the passing of your father
Reply #40 on : Wed December 02, 2015, 12:59:03
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Mimi,

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
I wish you comfort in the celebration of his life and remembering the wonderful shared experiences.

Regards,
Vince
Pragnesh Desai
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Prayers for the Family
Reply #39 on : Wed December 02, 2015, 11:36:49
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Dear Ed & Family,

I am very sorry to learn about passing of your father. I would like to pass my condolences to you and the entire family. I will keep your father in my prayers.

May god give you strength during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Pragnesh
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