In Memoriam

Gene Matthews

Gene Matthews

Many of us were fortunate to have chatted with Gene at our recent 50th class reunion. Sadly, on December 3, 2015, Gene passed away, following is his obituary:  

Richburg Gene C. Matthews, 70, of Richburg, originally from Richmond, VA, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Chester Regional Medical Center. Mr. Matthews was a son of the late Marvin and Gene C. Stratton Matthews. He was a retired Packaging Engineer. Surviving are his wife Jean Young Matthews; children: Muffy  Barden (Tommy) of Powhatan, VA, Gene C. Matthews, II (Nickie) of Blacksburg, VA, Amanda Muldoon (Michael) of Mahopac, NY; stepchildren: Susan Simpson (David) of Glen Aubrey, NY, Douglas Seibold (Marla) of Evanston IL, Nancy Presswood (Randall) of Bloomsburg, PA and David Seibold of Massapequa, NY; grandchildren Lindsey and Trey Barden, Romy Matthews, Sylum Mastropaolo, Rebekah Muldoon, Bryan and Sarah Simpson, Zachary and Lanie Presswood, Jane and George Seibold; a brother Stuart Matthews (Jacqueline) of Richmond, VA. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Barron Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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12/07/14 08:36 PM #1    

Mel Bookman

I missed seeing Gene at the reunion. He was in my 9th grade math class at Hill with Mrs. King(my

favorite purple haired math teacher) and 10th grade gym class(Spud Bloxsom's.) No words are necessary

to describe Mr. Bloxsom. Everyone who ever had him as a teacher or coach remembers him. Gene stood

out as a man ahead of his time. It's hard not to with a pierced earring in the 10th grade 52 years ago. I

remember that Roger Wilkins said that he talked with Gene at the reunion and that he looked very sickly.

Rest in peace, Gene.                     


12/08/14 08:13 AM #2    

David Alten

Remember the good times tubing the rapids an many other fun times.


12/08/14 05:24 PM #3    

Joe Hayes Jr.

Gene was a great guy!

Being from the city fan district, we were considered to be  the outlaws by the westhampton people and Gene always spoke and made you feel like you were one of the gang! 

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