Farming Rural 07

Norman Doyle Matthews

November 23, 1922 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 97)


Norman Doyle Matthews, 97, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Born in West Newton on November 23, 1922, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Bessie Jeanette (Abbott) Matthews.

Norman was the last surviving member of his family of nine siblings.  He was retired from the B & O Railroad and S & Y Foodland.  A lifelong member of the PA State Grange, he was also a member of the Thyme for Herbs Society.  Farming, gardening and his family were his enjoyments.

He is survived by his daughters, Jill (Jim) Maxson and Margie (Dave) Giannini; grandchildren, Jamie (Tim) Hodge, Jay (Rachel) Maxson, Gary Giannini and Grant Giannini; great grandchildren, Brandon, Emily, Gabby and Nora; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Matthews.

As per Norman’s request, there will be no public visitation and Funeral Services will be private.

The family would like to thank Amedysis Hospice, the nurses and Kayla for their kind and compassionate care.  And a special thank you to granddaughter, Rachel, who cared for him so that he could stay at home.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934)

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