James A. Mathews - Lincoln

James A. Mathews - Lincoln

James A. Mathews, 80, of Lincoln, formerly of Parma, Ohio, died Thursday, May 6, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Karen L. (Springer) Mathews of more than 50 years.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Helen (Schindler) Mathews.

James was a graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He worked at Cleveland Machine Controls and taught electronics class for night school at Normandy High School in Parma, Ohio. He worked for Burton Industries, Pawtucket, Saftronics Fort Myers, Fla., and Carotron, Heath Springs, S.C., before retiring in 2003.

James was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years and had the honor of being elected Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge for many years. James enjoyed smoking his pipe, reading the newspaper, and spending time with his family.

He leaves two daughters, Rochelle M. Crowell and her husband Bruce, of Lincoln, and Lesley J. Mathews, of Lincoln; his son Scott A. Mathews and his wife Rosa of Fort Myers, Fla.; his two grandchildren, Brandon H. Crowell and his wife Victoria, and Shanlee M. Crowell; and his sister Mariann Woycitzky and her husband Richard of North Royalton, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at a future date in Ohio. For online condolences, visit boyleandsonfuneralhome.com .