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Erard A. Matthiessen

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Erard A. Matthiessen, died on March 8, at the home of his close friend Barbara Tobin in Sanibel, FL.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Seymore Matthiessen Wheelwright of Camden, ME and two sons, Peter Matthiessen of Sagaponack, NY and George Carey Matthiessen of Old Lyme, CT; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was married to Elizabeth Bleecker Carey, who died in 1977, and was remarried to the former Jessie Chace Woods, who died in 1986.

Contributions in Mattieseen's memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Dr. Ste. 100, Arlington, VA 22203, National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway New York, NY or the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Society, Sanibel, FL 33957.

A Memorial service will be held at Fishers Island, NY at a later date.
Published in The News-Press on Mar. 11, 2000
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