ed, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on February 18, 1933 in Wilmot, Pa one of eleven children to David and Bertha (Livingston) Matthews.
He proudly served his county with the US Army. On August 13, 1954 he married Donna M. May, together they shared sixty years of marriage until her passing on March 16, 2015.
Ted was a man of many talents and throughout his life had various job positions to include a delivery-salesman with John T. Wenck for thirteen years.
Many will remember him as custodian at Northeast Bradford others will remember him as a bartender at Sammy’s and Corie’s.
Ted will be greatly missed by daughter and son-in-law Lisa and John Lewis, Rome; son and daughter-in-law: Theodore “Ted” and Pam Matthews, Gillett, Pa; brother David Matthews, Canton, Pa; special grandchildren: Ryan Matthews (Rebecca Keene), Eric Matthews (Erin Casto), Heather (Kevin) Heft, Darcy (John) Vanderpool; great grandchildren: Savannah Matthews, Allison Heft, Jaxon Matthews and Carter Vanderpool.
His sister-in-law: Nannette Light of Wysox, Pa; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dave and Juanita May, East Smithfield, Pa; Ed and Ellen May, Wysox, Pa; Numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ted was welcomed into heaven by his wife Donna, his great granddaughter Peyton Marilyn Vanderpool and his siblings; Ida, Hannah, Elsie, Clarence, Edgar, Virginia, Christina, Mary, Walter.
Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday evening, May 23rd at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY.
A funeral service and celebration of Ted’s life was held on May 24th at 10 am Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Karen Ballard of the Rome Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment was followed in the Rome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting his guestbook at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com
Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Activity Fund at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Unit, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Theodore “Ted” N. Matthews.