Daniel Alton Matthews
June 9, 1954 - December 3, 2016
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Friday 12/9, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Daniel A. “Dan” Matthews, 62, of Galveston, passed away Saturday December 3, 2016. The family will be receiving friends at Malloy & Son Funeral Home 3028 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, Friday evening December 9, 2016 from 4:30pm-7pm. Dan was born in Galveston, Texas on June 9, 1954. Dan graduated from Ball High School in 1972…

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Rhonda Fleming-Daly left a message on November 30, -0001:
Rest in Peace Condolences to all Love from a BOI
Evelyn Gulley left a message on November 30, -0001:
My deepest condolences to the family. May God strengthen you.
Adley Scott left a message on November 30, -0001:
The loss of a great coworker and friend. The love snd caring Dan shared with the faculty and students can not be expressed in words. A great person has gone on to his reward. To John and other family members, I offer my condolences and love.
Mariana Moreno-Monterrubio left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthews was one of the best educators I ever met. His patience and kind demeanor as a teacher was one that stood out. He truly demostrated his joy for teaching and always encouraged each of us to do our best. I owe my typing experience to him. He will truly be missed!
Debbie Gray left a message on November 30, -0001:
I'm happy to have met Dan (& Mom & Joellen) last Christmas. The family dynamics was fun; hospitality abounded & I felt quite welcome. We never know just how much can change in a year, so it makes together-times so much more important & special. I'm sorry for your loss of Dan but I trust you will treasure memories of happy times. Hugs to all. Debbie
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Willie Smith left a message on November 30, -0001:
My funniest and 1 of the best teachers central ever had. I love you and you will truly be missed.#(GET SOMEBODY ON THE PHONE...OK BROTHER) R.i.p Mr.Matthews
Kim Perez Dominguez left a message on November 30, -0001:
Great teacher! Such a shame The next generation will never have the privilege of being taught by this awesome man. My sympathies to the family.
Cathy Rodriguez left a message on November 30, -0001:
Such a great teacher, always helping all the students. You certainly will be missed.
Rochelle Washington left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthew's was a great man and an awesome teacher! He will forever be missed and always loved!!
Holly Barratt left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthews A teacher I could never forget! Such fun, such flare.. Both you and your wife left great memories for me at Central. Love you both! RIP
Bart Hopkins left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthews was my typing teacher in 7th grade. He was a fun and spirited man, and good to the students. Hard to believe that was almost thirty years ago, already. I still tell stories now and then from his class. All good stories. He let us gather in his classroom for lunch, too, to hang out and play games. God bless!
Clifton and Donna Ashworth left a message on November 30, -0001:
Dan Matthews was a very nice man amd a good neighbor he will be missed.
Pierce Hill left a message on November 30, -0001:
Condolences to the family. Mr. Matthews was an outstanding teacher everyone love him. (CMS 95)
Debbie Borque left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthews was my typing teacher in 8th grade. I don't remember many of my teachers but he stands out because he was fun, lively and funny. I imagine if he lived his life with even a hint of the enthusiasm he showed in his classroom, he has left behind a slew of great memories of a life well lived. I'm sorry he got called away at an early age; my mom did too. I hope he sends signs to everyone who loved him that he guards over you still.
Sharon McCauley left a message on November 30, -0001:
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers
Erikka Lawrence-Francis left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr.Matthews was an amazing teacher he will always be remembered! You guys have my deepest condolences.
Stacy Widgeon Leyva left a message on November 30, -0001:
Rest In Peace Mr. Matthews. He was an awesome teacher I had in 8th grade at Central in 81-82. He made us laugh all the time and kept our attention to learn. He had an awesome smile. At 47 you don't always remember your teachers. He was a favorite of mine. He will be keeping the smiles and laughs going in heaven.
Wylie Evans left a message on November 30, -0001:
Dan we had such good times and so much. Crazy stuff.. We would laugh about it teasing ourselves. Gone too soon. Godspeed my friend. "Barn"
Edward Williams left a message on November 30, -0001:
Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. I'm Praying for you and your family at this time of transition. I love you brother and If there is anything I can do let me know.I won't be there because I have Infusion on Friday.
Mechelle Alvarado left a message on November 30, -0001:
You were one of my favorite teachers that I will never forget. You made a difference in so many lives. You will be missed by so many.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Yazmin Cordova left a message on November 30, -0001:
Dan will be deeply missed in my life.
Belinda Munoz (Carrillo) left a message on November 30, -0001:
R.I.P Mr Matthews You were an awesome teacher It was a pleasure having you as a teacher rest well with the angels
Carol Gordon left a message on November 30, -0001:
John and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad,son,brother was something else. As you know, he never stopped serving/teaching youth. He was a big influence on so many youth. He was a good friend to those of us who had the privilege to work with him. He helped create Community Youth Development. At the end of the Summer he would come up with creative ideas. He turned paint sticks into inspiration sticks. He will be missed. With Love and prayers Carol Gordon
Shanta Williby left a message on November 30, -0001:
My thoughts and prayers for the family
Connie Maffei left a message on November 30, -0001:
Our prayers are with you all.
Lynn Parks left a message on November 30, -0001:
John we are so sorry for your loss, our prayers go out to you and your wife. Your dad will be missed. Mike and Lynn Parks
Cheryl Chatman left a message on November 30, -0001:
Our memories of Dan Matthew's contributions, time, and numerous efforts to teach and lead thousands of youth to become productive and successful individuals shall live on forever. God placed an angel before us that has now moved forward to receive that heavenly reward. Our prayers are with Dan's family and friends as they go forward without his earthly presence. From the Boys & Girls Club
Emily Bush left a message on November 30, -0001:
My sincerest condolences to the family and dear friends of Mr. Dan Matthews. Proud to be one of his students and see him still helping out at Central Middle School where I now work. Prayers for peace at this difficult time for al who know and love him.
Stephanie Simmons Antoine left a message on November 30, -0001:
Sorry for your loss. My family is praying for all of you.
Tomia' Ross left a message on November 30, -0001:
Great teacher & mentor taught my daughter & I going to be missed!
Fran Carubbi Byrd left a message on November 30, -0001:
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I am so sorry. We have lost a great Educator.
Connie Hebert left a message on November 30, -0001:
Praying for the family! I truly loved Dan Matthews!
Angela D Wilson left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mr. Matthews will be missed tremendously. I worked with his wife while I was at Ball High School; and he was my typing teacher at Central as well. My condolences to his family during this time.
Roderick Turner left a message on November 30, -0001:
Anyone who knew Mr Matthews would say great guy great teacher all out funny. His favorite word in school was hey bub and when he said it you knew he meant business. Mr Matthews you will be missed by many especially me
David McGanity left a message on November 30, -0001:
This was one fine man that God placed on earth. He was a fabulous friend over our lifetimes. Funny thing that last night I had a dream about a very funny and not repeatable true story that Danny and I shared together 45 years ago. This morning I found out that God had taken him. I guess you stopped by for a last visit. Nothing but the best to you Danny, you gave, you loved, you laughed. Good for you.
LaKisha Auzston left a message on November 30, -0001:
Thank you for your humor and engaging personality! Central Middle School 8th Grade Typing, 1990. Rest in Heaven Mr. Matthews.
tamesha Ross left a message on November 30, -0001:
I'm sorry for your lost he was a great teacher and he was a loving man love that care about the students at Central middle school and class room was right when we walk in the building were gonna miss u Dan the man
Gladys Richardson left a message on November 30, -0001:
Sorry for your loss he was a good man and a good teacher and I was one of his students that I'm sorry I have to keep it real I gave him hell and all he was trying to do was teach me he used to always say to me i got my education I'm trying to see that you get yours he would surely be missed gone but never forgotten rest in peace mr. Matthews will see you soon
Bill Falkenhagen left a message on November 30, -0001:
Dan was a friend to all, especially to those who needed one most. I was always happy to call him friend. My deepest sympathies to his family.
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