Edward J. Matthews, Sr., 68, of Hamilton entered into God's care Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Hamilton, he was a life-long area resident. Mr. Matthews was formerly employed with Coca-Cola Foods Corporation in Hightstown as a mechanic , retiring in 2009 with 20 years of service. Big Ed as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was an avid football and Nascar fan.
Predeceased by his parents, Charles E. and Georgianna Matthews, he is survived by his loving wife of 44 years; Frances M. (Ottavi) Matthews; two sons; Edward J. Matthews Jr.; and wife Radine Young; and Adam J. Matthews; and wife Lindy; four grandchildren; Jace Anthony; Kyle; Marissa and Danica; one sister-in-law; Vicki Carr; a brother-in-law; Scott Dimmick and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m Monday (July 29) at D'Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The
, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or by calling 1.800.227.2345, option # 2. Envelops will be available at the funeral home.