By Globe Staff, 9/21/2001
Joseph Mathai, a technology executive who worked for some of the nation's leading financial and high-tech firms, died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He was 49.
A resident of Arlington, Mr. Mathai was born in Trivandrum, India. He was a managing partner with Cambridge Technology Partners.
Mr. Mathai earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1973 from Kerala University in Trivandrum and a master's in business administration in 1976 from Columbia University.
Mr. Mathai worked for a year in Arlington, Va., as a consultant for American Management Systems. He then moved to New York, where he remained for 17 years and worked for Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, and the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Mathai moved to Boston in 1994 to work for Fidelity Investments. He began working at Cambridge Technology Partners in 1998.
Mr. Mathai was active in local technology circles and won the Cambridge Technology Award in 1999, 2000, and 2001. He was a contributing author to "Artificial Intelligence Applications in Capital Markets," published in 1995. He also served on the technology advisory committee at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, which his children attend.
In his spare time, Mr. Mathai enjoyed astronomy, said his brother, Cherian Mathai of Long Island City, N.Y.
Mr. Mathai leaves his wife, Teresa; a son, Robert; a daughter, Michelle; his mother, Aleyamma; and four brothers, Cherian, Jacob, John, and Mathai.
A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Eulalia Church in Winchester. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.
Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on September 21, 2001.