Roderick H. Mathews, 80, Theresa

THERESA, NY —  Roderick H. Mathews, 80, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Summit Village, Watertown where he had been a resident.

Born March 21, 1940, in Olean, NY, he was the son of Hubert A. and Nina V. Roberts Mathews.

As a young boy the family moved to Batavia, NY, where he was educated in local schools.

He was proud to be a marine and served in the USMC from 1959  to 1963.

He was employed for many years with Agway in Batavia as a truck driver, retiring due to ill health.

Survivors include two sons, Philip, Wellesley Island, and Ronald, OK; two daughters, Rebecca S. Plummer of Bradford, PA and Barbara Horten of Syracuse; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister, Constance Bauer, Alexander, NY; nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at a later date.

Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa.

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