James A Mathews

November 24th, 1946 to February 19th, 2012
James A. Mathews, Jr., 65, of Fort Gratiot died Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Port Huron Hospital following a short illness.

He was born November 24, 1946 in Port Huron and was a life long area resident.

James married the former Connie M. Sheffer on October 1, 1966 in St. Edward-on-theLake Catholic Church.

He was a 1964 graduate of Port Huron High School. James retired from Maryland Electric as a Project Manager Estimator and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #58 for 44 years. James was past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #521, 4th degree member of Port Huron Assembly and Knight of the year both 1987 and 1988. He was active in the Boy Scouts as both an Eagle Scout and Scout Master and was a Little League Coach in Ft. Gratiot for many years. He loved golf and was a member of Willow Ridge Golf Club. He was an avid hunter, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

James is survived by his wife, Connie M. Mathews of Ft. Gratiot; son, James C. (Victoria) Mathews of Caledonia, MI; daughter, Julie A. (Tim) Stanko of Lakeport, MI; son, Michael D. Mathews, Master Sgt. US Army of Newport News, VA; son, Andrew J. Mathews, Tech Sgt. US Air Force and Jennifer of Pikeville, N.C.; grandchildren, PFC Nicholas Tynes, US Army, Kyle Mathews, Jordan Mathews, Andrew Mathews, Jr., Tristan McManus and Mason Mathews; loving mother, Marguerite E. Mathews of Jeddo; brothers, Charles “Bud” (Barb) Mathews of North Street, Edward (Mary) Mathews of Jeddo, John (Lorie) Mathews of Ft. Gratiot; mother-in-law, Doris Sheffer of Port Huron; sister-in-law, Karen Sheffer of Port Huron; brother-in-law, Harold Sheffer of Pikeville, N.C; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Mathews, Sr, brother, Richard P. Mathews and father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Harold and Anna Mae Sheffer.

Mass of Resurrection will be 10 am Friday, February 24, 2012 in St. Edward-on-the Lake Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph M. Esper will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Visiting will be 2-5 and 7-9 pm Thursday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9 am Friday in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward-on-the Lake Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

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