Brian A. Matthews, 65, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 8, 2013. Brian was born in Sacramento, California, on August 17, 1947, to the late Daniel and Violette (Pfeifle) Matthews. He grew up in Sacramento, graduated from Grant Union High School where he played baseball. He proudly enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Navy (1965-1969) during the Vietnam War. Brian married Mary Anne (Lopez) Matthews in 1966; they had three children and later divorced. After returning home from military service, Brian was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 41 years. He worked at different sites up and down the state. He spent the majority of his career at the Geysers as a machinist and was a long time resident of Middletown, California. Brian loved a project, could never sit still and was constantly working, learning and trying new things. He was always there with a project plan for his family and friends. He began fishing as a child with his mother and remained a passionate fisherman throughout his life. Brian was also a Hospice volunteer, UC Master Gardener, an avid reader, and a steadfast Giants fan. Brian leaves his wife and his daughters, Danielle Matthews Seperas and husband, Harry Seperas, Sacramento, California, and Samantha Anne Matthews Rumfelt and her husband, Ron Rumfelt, Penryn, California; and son, Brian Stanley Matthews and wife, Pamela Jean Konetchy Matthews. Brian was a loving grandfather to thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a father to stepdaughter Anne Marie Killian and foster daughter Jennie Emard. He was predeceased by his second wife, Sharon L. Matthews. Brian will be missed dearly. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, 2013