Edwin Matthews

Obituary of Edwin Matthews

Edwin A. Matthews, 82, of Honey Pot section of Nanticoke, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Birchwood Healthcare Center, Nanticoke where he was a patient for the past year. Born May 25, 1938 at home in Honey Pot, he was a son of the late Anthony and Helen Washkiewicz Yachimiak. He was a 1956 graduate of Nanticoke High School and furthered his education, graduating from Wilkes College in 1960 and ultimately earning two Masters degrees from Marywood University. He married Arlene Litchkowski on May 25, 1968. Mr. Matthews taught Physics and Mathematics at the John S. Fine High School of Greater Nanticoke Area School district where he was on the faculty for 38 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish and previously St. Stanislaus parish before the consolidation of the parishes. He was an officer of the Holy Name Society, served as a Eucharistic Minister and lector for many years and worked the bazaars. He also was a Eucharistic Minister at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council, Luzerne. He belonged to the Nanticoke Rotary Club, the Honey Pot Club and professionally with the National, Pennsylvania and Luzerne County Education Associations. Surviving is his wife, Arlene with whom he shared 52 years of marriage; sons, Mark and wife, Kimberly of West Pittston, Anthony and wife, Christina of Honey Pot and David and wife, Patricia of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Miranda Neely and husband, Ryan, Megan, Keely and Morgan Matthews and step-granddaughter, Lauren Lumia; a brother, Eugene of Nanticoke and nephew, Darren Matthews. Funeral services will begin 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska parish, main site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Viewing and visitation hours will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 8 a.m. until transferal to the church.
Wednesday
15
July

Viewing and Visitation hours

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Wednesday
15
July

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
15
July

Interment

11:20 am - 11:40 am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 822-6941
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