Harry Mathews

June 24, 1935 - February 9, 2024
Harry  Mathews

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Harry Thomas Mathews passed away in Inverness, Florida on February 9, 2024 at the age of 88 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Francis Mathews, his son Harry Mathews III, and step daughter Gigi O’Hearn, Teri Archer and Donna Bailey.  He had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss Harry greatly.

Harry was married to Francis in 1970 and they have been together for 54 years.  He was born on a farm in Allegheny County Pennsylvania, along with one brother, William L. Mathews.  His father, Harry Mathews Sr. was a construction worker who drove heavy equipment.  His mother Virginia Louise Erby, took care of the family and was an accomplished violinists.

Harry moved from the Detroit area to Mason County to work on building the Ludington Hydro Electric Project.  He followed in his fathers footsteps, and drove trucks at the Project.  He was a long time Mason County resident.  He inherited his love of music and singing from his mother.  Harry sang at the West Shore choir, and was also an active member of St. Jeromes church in Scottville where he was a lector and choir member.  Harry was an avid golfer.  He worked at the ludington foundry until he retired and moved to Florida.  He was a Pasco County Florida resident for over 25 years.  Harry was fun loving and sociable.  He will be missed by family and friends.

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