E. James Matthews Jr.
SPEIGLETOWN Edward James Matthews Jr., 83, died Thursday December 21, 2017 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Edward J. Matthews Sr. and Julia Minnock Matthews. From his birth until its closing he was a communicant of the former St. Peter’s Church in Troy.
For 30 years Jim was President of Matthews Sprinkler Inc. a fire protection service. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Association Local 669.
Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years Patricia McCauley Matthews, his children, Maureen A. McKnight of Brunswick, Kate E. Matthews, Julie A. Knight Matthews, Erin M. Jarosz (William) all of Speigletown and Meghan M. Ramos (Edgardo) of Florida. He is the brother of Donna M. Marsh of Rexford and the late Marian Dahl and William Matthews. He is the proud grandfather of Jamie, John, Chad, Seth, Scott, Paige, Samuel, Jarred, Taylor, late Tyler Jarosz, Cameron and Olivia. A great grandchild and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary’s School, 12 6th St., Waterford, NY 12188.