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Robert D. Matthews


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Matthews, Robert D.
86, of Tempe, AZ passed away February 15th, 2016; born in West Orange, NJ on March 28th, 1929 to Joseph and Winifred Matthews. Bob is an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. He started a long career with the Telephone Company beginning at New Jersey Bell in 1953 and then moving his family to Arizona and transferring to Mountain Bell in 1969 until he retired December of 1983. He worked another 20 years for Raychem/Tyco before permanently retiring. Bob is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Kay and John Vallee, Ann Marie and Frank Gennario, son and daughter-in-law Bob & Mary Matthews; 6 grandchildren, Kristi Taylor and husband Kody, Kelsey Birchman and husband James, Brianna Pelzer and wife Regan, Danny Matthews, Tony Gennario and Karly Matthews; great-grandchildren, Brody and Brighton Taylor and Haylie and Hayden Birchman. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary of 54 years and great-grandson Broxton Taylor. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 1800 E Libra Dr. Tempe, AZ with inurnment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ immediately following.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 23, 2016
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