Edwin Robert Mathias

July 1, 1932 - February 23, 2018
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Edwin Robert Mathias, 85, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia following a lengthy illness.

A son of the late Alfred Glennen and Louise Bertha (Stalder) Mathias, Edwin was born July 1, 1932 at Dover, Ohio.

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Edwin Robert Mathias, 85, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia following a lengthy illness.

A son of the late Alfred Glennen and Louise Bertha (Stalder) Mathias, Edwin was born July 1, 1932 at Dover, Ohio.

He graduated from Dover High School in 1951. Then on October 23, 1952, he entered the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Edwin honorably served his country until October 22, 1954.

In his early years, Edwin was employed by Marsh Lumber. He then served as a Mail Carrier for the United State Postal Service at New Philadelphia and retired after 26 years of service.

Edwin was an active member of Dover Baptist Temple and he enjoyed “tinkering” around his home. He also enjoyed sports and following the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers as well as following local high school sports.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jane (Maus) Mathias, whom he married on March 5, 1953; his children, Mark (Denise) Mathias of Toledo, Jenny (Sonny) Ramsay of Newcomerstown and Mitchell Mathias of Columbus; three granddaughters, Erin (Jay) Petrella of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, Rachel (Matt) Donegan of Nashville, Tennessee and Breanne Mathias of Denver, Colorado; a great-grandson, Aiden Petrella; two sisters, Vera (Larry) Patton of California and Janet (Bill) Avon of Strasburg; a brother, Glenn (Carol) Mathias of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Jo Anne (Howard) Byers of New Philadelphia and many nieces and nephews.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Helena Maus Sr. and three brothers-in-law, Charles, Herbert (Irene) Jr. and Billy Maus.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and again one hour prior to the service on Thursday. A funeral service celebrating Edwin’s life will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Dover Baptist Temple with Rev. Chris Rhodes officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church immediately after the service. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at Rittman on Friday at 11 am.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Edwin by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.

Memorials may be made in Edwin’s memory to the AWANA Program c/o Dover Baptist Temple, 2896 State Route 800 NE, Dover, OH 44622 or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Dover Baptist Temple

Address:

2896 St Rt 800 NE, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Address:

10175 Rawiga Road
Seville , OH 44273

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Born: July 1, 1932
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Don and Karen Lawver posted on 2/27/18

Our deepest sympathies to your family. Don and Karen Lawver

 

Ed Scaglione posted on 2/26/18

Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Praise the Lord that he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We sorrow, but not as those who have no hope. Please be assured of our prayers. Ed & Connie Scaglione

 

Carolyn Wallace posted on 2/25/18

So sorry for your loss. He and his wife raised an awesome family. Sending prayers, hugs, and love to all.

 

robert buzzard posted on 2/25/18

he was a sweet man

 

val-christopher tekaucic posted on 2/25/18

my deepest sympathies for all the family

 

Karen Russo posted on 2/25/18

Mary Jane The both of you are such a great blessing to all you meet. I pray that you get the support and comfort from those that care about you. God loves you as much as Ed and you both are his favorite kids.

 

Judy Green posted on 2/25/18

Mary Jane...I am so sorry to learn of Ed 's death. You were both such an inspiration when I first met you at "BODY RECALL " and then to see you around New Philadelphia...always together and always smiling. May our God give you His Comfort & Peace!

 

William/Janet Avon posted on 2/25/18

Our most sincere Sympathy to my brothers family, He will be sadly missed by his brother and sisters.May he rest in peace. Jan and Bill Avon and family

 

Sue Uebel posted on 2/25/18

Dear Mary Jane and Family, I am so sad to read of Ed's passing. I always thought he was so sweet and enjoyed spending time with you two when you came to Dr. Chuck Moore's for treatment. Such a gentle man!! You have my deepest sympathy. Sue Uebel

 

Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 2/25/18

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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