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Richard Neal Mather

Male 1939 - 2017  (77 years)


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  • Name Richard Neal Mather 
    Born 5 Aug 1939  Detroit, Wayne Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 2017  Monroe, Union Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard Neal Mather age 77, of Waxhaw, NC died March 8, 2017 at Union County Hospice House after a long illness.

      Born August 5, 1939 in Detroit to Coit H. and Helen Jappel Mather, Dick attended public schools in Harper Woods, Michigan, then attended Southern Illinois University from 1961-1964 where he met and married his wife of 54 years, Ruth Ann Schaffner.

      After graduating from SIU with a degree in History, he enrolled in the Far Eastern & Russian Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA., where he studied Chinese history and language. In 1968 the family moved to Beckley, WV where they lived for the next 41 years. He worked first with the Neighborhood Youth Corps, then as a carpenter. When the construction industry in WV started into a downward trend, he started working with Ruth in her sign business. The two of them ran it for the next 38 years continuing even after retiring to Waxhaw in 2010.

      Survivors include his wife, Ruth, children Alan Mather of Winston Salem, NC, Amy Mather (Randall Smith) of Omaha, NE, and Donald Mather (Lauren) of Mineral Springs, NC; Grandchildren, Christopher Mather (Nicole) of Mocksville, NC, Jacob and Jessica Mather of Winston Salem, and Rex Mather of Mineral Springs, NC; Great-grandchildren, Brandon and Bella Mather of Mocksville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald E. Mather.

      A visitation will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with a funeral service at 1:00 PM at the Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., Matthews, NC. Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery, Waxhaw, NC

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union County Hospice House, the Cancer Research Institute, or the Library Association of Waxhaw. To sign Richard’s online guestbook please visit www.heritagecares.com
    Person ID I1  Mather | Mather, Rex, Jappel, and Sibal Families, Schaffner, Henke, Davis, Ellsworth Families
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 

    Father Coit Hall Mather,   b. 10 Jul 1897, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1961, Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Helen Marie Jappel,   b. 3 Nov 1899, Milford, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1968, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 26 May 1921  Detroit, Wayne Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Ann Schaffner 
    Children 
    +1. Alan Wade Mather
     2. Amy Lynn Mather
    +3. Donald James Mather
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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