Stephen Matthews
Sunday, 22 November 1942 - Thursday, 17 June 2021
Funeral Date: Sunday, 20 June 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of our dad, Steve Matthews, this afternoon. He died peacefully after a major stroke this week. 
MATTHEWS, STEPHEN (November 22, 1942- June 17, 2021). Steve Matthews, of Hillsdale, NJ, died Thursday afternoon after a brief illness. He lived the fullest of lives, filled with curiosity, travel, family and a 50 plus year career in a job he treasured, running Secure Fastener in Carlstadt. He is survived by a family who loved him more than we could ever express, including his son Howard, son-in-law Luigi, daughter Sandra, son-in-law David, and grandchildren Juliette and Matthew
The funeral will be held at 10.30am this Sunday at Robert Schoem Menorah Chapel, W-150 Route 4 East.
To attend the service remotely, please click:
Per his request, we will be hosting the "Steve Matthews: Celebration of Life/World Shiva Tour", for a 3 day limited engagement.
Please bring your "Steve" stories (there are so many!) and your bathing suits and towels (seriously, not kidding - it's gonna be hot, and the pool is open).
We will be playing his favorite songs and celebrating his larger than life personality on Sunday following services at 27 Holly HIll Lane, Katonah, NY
and Monday 1- 4pm and 6 - 9pm
Then we head back to NYC on Tues @ 6pm at 27 West 86th Street, Apt 8a. (Just stories, no bathing suits and towels).
He was a mentor to so many of us and he loved to learn.  So in lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate in his honor to Read Ahead, a reading based mentoring organization here in NYC.  It touches lives 
in the way he touched so many of ours.
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