William "Bill" Stephen Matthews, 85, died May 13, 2008, in Aldersgate following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a resident of Huron from 1966-2002.
Born Nov. 15, 1922, in Fall River, Mass., he served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Dartmouth College and worked nearly 40 years for General Motors as a mechanical engineer.
Bill was a caring man who gave freely to his family and the community. He was active in Jaycees, Kiwanis, Lions, Huron Booster Club and Huron United Methodist Church. His interests included reading, sketching, music, bowling, bocce, walking and sharing his backyard with family and friends.
Surviving family members include his wife, Mary Matthews of Charlotte; son, Stephen Matthews, and wife, Shelley and daughter, Christine Parsons, and husband, Johnnie, all of Charlotte; daughter, Betsy Gifford and husband, Byron. of Cary, N.C.; daughter, Mary Ellen Hanson, and husband, Michael, of Berea, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Muise of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Huron Memorial Stadium Turf Fund, in care of Citizens Banking Company, 410 Cleveland Road East, Huron, OH 44839; or to Huron United Methodist Church.
Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is serving the family. Condolences may be made at carolinafuneral.com.