Warren Rymer Matthews, 70 of Westminster passed on quietly with family at bedside at University Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Survived by his wife Bettye Joan Hoff Matthews. Born August 28, 1941 in Washington D.C. he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Matthews and Joan Warren Rymer Matthews.
Mr. Matthews worked as a fire officer for Prince Georges County until he retired. He then attended the University of Maryland in College Park where he majored in Industrial Technology in the College of Education. He then worked in various energy fields designing leadership programs for private utility companies. He was a member of the International Assoc. of Fire Fighters Local 1619. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and genealogy.
Besides his wife he is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Sharon L. and David Eckenrode of Westminster, Sandra L. and Thom Sewell of Texas, sister and brother-in-law Susan J. and John Lauer of Southport, NC, 5 grandchildren Amanda L. McGee and husband Micah, Steven M. Reightler, Lindsey N. Broz and husband Joseph, Madison and Victoria Sewell. Also survived by numerous in-laws and nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Florian Hall, local 1619, 13701 Old Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20720.