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Thomas E. Matthews Sr., 76, of New Castle passed away Sept. 30, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born in New Castle on May 12, 1941, Thomas was the son of the late Andy and Sarah Mays Matthews.
Thomas had retired from the city of New Castle, where he had worked in the sanitation department.
He is survived by his companion with whom he resided, Tammy Reid; his children, Denita Harris and her husband Kevin of Sharon, Brittany Hemer, Sarah Hemer, Elonzo Matthews and wife Lynn, James Jones, Dion Johnson and wife Lisa, Carlos Fitzpatrick and wife Nikki, and Thomas E. Matthews and wife Amy, all of New Castle; his brother, Mark Matthews of New Castle; sisters, Brenda Lee Lane of New Castle and Chonita Fitzpatrick of Washington, D.C.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and his wife, Robin Matthews.
In addition to his parents, Thomas is preceded in death by three brothers, two grandsons and one niece. Visitation is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Prevailing Word World Outreach Center, 114 Oakland Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16101 followed by a service at noon officiated by Apostle David Young at the church.
Burial will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by the Ed and Don Decarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on October 2, 2017
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