Nov. 6, 1949 — June 4, 2008
NEW LONDON — David A. Matthews, age 58, of New London, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at his home.
He was born November 6, 1949 in New London, residing in Elyria for 15 years and had moved back to New London in 1990. David was a 1968 graduate of New London High School then attended LCCC, Oberlin School of Commerce and Ashland University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting / Business Administration. He had worked at Allied Signal in Elyria, Ohio for 27 years.
David was a member of the Second Baptist Church of New London. He had been a member of the Sidonia Masonic F&AM Lodge #93 in Elyria. He was a life member, past commander of Pheifer Mathers Post #4654 and the American Legion Broome Wood Post 292. He had served in the U.S. Army in Germany during Vietman. David is survived by his wife of 36 years, Connie (Harris) Matthews; 2 sons, Jason (Stephanie) Matthews of Palm Coast, Florida, Aaron (Samantha) Matthews of Wakeman; daughter, Heather (Mat) Jackson also of New London; 2 god sons, Tyrone and Troy Coombs of New London, Ohio; and 7 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Lena Roberts of Philadelphia, PA, Jacqueline Reed and Joyce (Arthur) Gross both of New London, Jean Ann Curry of Sandusky, Ohio; brother, John (Deloris) Matthews of Philadelphia, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and Virginia (Evege) Matthews Sr., brothers, Seward, Francis, and Robert C. Matthews Jr.
Friends may call Sunday, June 8th from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London. Funeral services will be held Monday, 1pm at New London United Methodist Church, 58 East Main Street, New London, Pastor Tina Hobbs will officiate and interment will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park.
Memorials if desired may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870.
Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.