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April 03, 2014
What a wonderful man the world has lost. Mr. Mathis was my principal at Peoria High and I admired and looked up to him very much. My heart is with you and I will always remember him with fondness. Marianne Weekes Anthony
January 01, 2014
I know this is a late entry, but I just found out about the passing of Herb Mathis. He was the Principal of Valley HS, Sanders, AZ for all four of my HS years, 1971-1974. Mr. Mathis was always dignified, fair but firm, and a great mentor to me. His leadership by example, strong discipline, and good advice when it was needed played a big factor in my education. Now I know why he made such a big deal over my NROTC scholarship at my graduation, I never knew about his military career. I will always think of Herb Mathis with respect. May you rest in peace.
December 31, 2013
Mr. Mathis was the principal of our school in Sanders Arizona (1970-1971) when I was a senior. His step-daughter, Pam, was a couple of years behind me. I am glad to see that he went on to a great career at Peoria HS.
August 26, 2013
I was a student at Peoria High and Mr Mathis was a fantastic principal. He showed great leadership to our faculty, staff and students and I treasure knowing that my time at Peoria was truly wonderful. He was a kind-hearted and well respected individual who many looked up to. His influence touched many people's lives in the Peoria community and will be missed.
August 24, 2013
Mr. Mathis was principal when I joined the staff at PHS. I value the ethic he displayed over record keeping details we shared and his efforts on behalf of the students and staff. He was a very fair man and through his strong leadership helped to make PHS a place where we were proud to work. I believe he must have been the same fine man with his family. He will be missed.
Myra Toole-Berry
August 21, 2013
Mr. Herb Mathis was a leader and professional in every aspect of his career and demeanor on campus. He also expected that from you whether you were an educator or student. Mr. Herb Mathis never demanded respect but respect was given to him by all. Mr. Herb Mathis was a good man and I am sure loved and missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He touched many lives in our Peoria community.
August 20, 2013
Mr. Mathis was my Principle all through my Peoria High School years. He was an amazing Principle who took great pride in our school and the students that walked it's halls. He cared very much about each student as an individual and did his best to help them succeed. I rememeber in my senior year when he let me do a equestrian riding demonstration on the football field. The football coach wasn't to happy but it was a success and Mr. Mathis loved my performance. Thank you for four great memorable years. Betty
August 20, 2013
One of my fondest memories of Herb Mathis who was my 7th grade English teacher at Dysart Jr. High was the day in October 1960 when instead of an English lesson, he brought a radio to class. We were treated to an hour of the 1960 World Series broadcast, when the Pirates played the Yankees. Some of the famous players included Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and a 25 year old Pirate named Roberto Clemente. I don't remember which game it was of the seven game series, or even who won that particular game (the Pirates won the series in the 7th game with a walk-off home run by Bill Mazeroski) because we only heard one hour of it, but I still remember that day 53 years ago when Herb Mathis suspended class for a chance to listen to what would be recognized as a classic in the game of baseball, the Great American Pastime. Thanks Mr. Mathis, what a great memory from a special teacher!
August 19, 2013
Mr. Mathis was a humble man, that the PHS staff admired a lot. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve under him as my Principal.
August 19, 2013
Mr. Mathis was my Principal at Peoria High School. I graduated in the class of '87. He was an excellent Principal. He went out of his way to help students take pride in their school, care about their studies, and help them if they were struggling. I can honestly say he had compassion for the students, while maintaining a firm and professional demeanor; kind and caring but definitely not a pushover. I feel very fortunate to have gone to Peoria High School when he was the Principal, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.

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