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Ermet C. Mathews


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Ermet C. Mathews Obituary
Ermet C. Mathews died on Friday, February 17th after 91 years of good living. Born Ermete Cretarolo in 1925 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he moved to Los Angeles with his parents, Vincent and Julia, and his siblings Nella, Lee and Hugo. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy, then put himself through Occidental College and Loyola Law School. He opened his own firm practicing probate law. He is predeceased by his wife and dancing partner of many years, Eleanore (Pearlman) Mathews. He is survived by his children Janet Mathews, Larry Mathews and his partner Brian Saliman, Jake Mathews and his partner Heather Tierney, and Jennifer Mathews Friedman and her husband Abe Friedman, as well as three beloved grandchildren, Max, Aaron, and Eleanore Friedman. He was interred at Hillside Memorial Park on Sunday, February 19th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the or the ACLU.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2017
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