Dick W. Mathias

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Dick W. Mathias

May 17, 1936 - February 07, 2019

Dick W. Mathias Richard "Dick" W. Mathias, 82, of Montoursville, died on Feb. 7, 2019, at Muncy Valley Hospital.

He was born May 17, 1936, in Milton, a son of the late Caldwell and Hazel (Sheffer) Mathias.

Dick was a graduate of Milton High School, and served two years in the Marine Corp. He graduated from Lycoming College and Penn State University, with a master's degree in education and was part of the Alumni Association there. He taught at Montoursville Elementary, the former Jefferson Elementary School, and then became principal at Lewis Township School.

He was a member of Montoursville Presbyterian Church, where he served on the session and sang in the choir for 30 years. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 335, Wheel Inn, Loyalsock Creek Men's Club, and volunteered at Camp Dost.

He enjoyed woodworking, photography, fishing, family, and the outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Charles Frederick Mathias.

Surviving him are his wife of 61 years, the former Beverly Current; a son, Scott (Jessica) Mathias; a daughter, Susan (Everett) Prindle; and two granddaughters, Rebecca A. Fortney and Jennifer L. Fortney.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, with Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

Published on February 8, 2019
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2 posts

Sue Keefer
Feb 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the Mathias family. I taught next door to Dick at Hepburn-Lycoming Elementary School. He was a kind, thoughtful teacher and colleague. RIP Dick.
Rose Cohick
Feb 10, 2019
Mrs.Mathias and family ,
I don't know if you remember me but I was one of the nurses at Dr.Nix office .Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers .Was so sad to read of Mr.Mathias passing ,as I always thought the world of you both when you came to the office . May God give you comfort and HIS perfect peace knowing your loved one is in the arms of Jesus now . Thoughts and prayers,
Rose Cohick