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Richard Emerson Matthew
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Obituary for Richard Emerson Matthew

Richard E. Matthew, age 76, died peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at McLaren-Bay Region with his family by his side. He was born on June 11 1942 to the late Wallace and Eva (Herrell) Matthew in Bay City. Dick married Ellen E. Riley on August 26, 1966 in Bay City and she preceded him in death on May 8, 2005. He enjoyed car racing and working on cars. Dick owned and operated Bay City Towing for 19 years before retiring in 2005.

Surviving family members include his three children: Steven Matthew, Becky (Dan) Jolly and Kari Matthew (A.J. Karoukis); 13 grandchildren: Anthony, Nicole, Jessica, Sarah, Dylan, Alex, John, Mia, McKaila, Neveah, Noah and Aiden Jolly, Matthias Karoukis; 6 great-grandchildren: Logan, Katie, Lucas, Damien, Raina and Joseph; 2 brothers: Kris (Jody) Matthew and Joel (Carol) Matthew; several nieces and nephews; his best friend Ricky. Dick was preceded in death by his wife Ellen and son Richard T. Matthew.

Per Dick’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com


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