Jerome George Matthews,Sr

April 24, 1942 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 77)


Jerome George Matthews, Sr., passed away September 8, 2019, at his home in Exeter Township. He was the husband of Barbara (Spontak) Matthews, who passed away in 2011.

Born April 24, 1942, in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Hahn) Matthews.

He was a 1960 graduate of Exeter High School and attended Reading Area Community College. 

Jerome proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked for Black and Decker as a business manager.

He enjoyed gardening, cooking and had a great love of animals, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.  

Surviving, are his five children: Jerome G. Matthews and his companion Melissa Bennethum of Laureldale; Scott Matthews of Reading; Karen Matthews and her companion Samuel Hoke of Pottsville; Jeffrey Matthews and his companion Tiffany Hess of Reading and Kevin, husband of Mandie Matthews of Reading.

Also surviving are his seven grandchildren: Kimberly, Taylor, Zachary, Emily, Gabriel, Aiden and Kevin II and four great grandchildren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA Inc, 51 SPCA Rd, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Oley is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit

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