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 and then went on to earn a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from the Sam Houston State University. After college he went to work for the City of Galveston before finding his true calling as a teacher. Dan taught at Central Middle School for 33 years where he organized many student trips to New York City, helped start after-school/summer programs, & educated 3 generations of Galveston students.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Polzin Matthews; father Joseph Matthews of Logansport, LA, & brother Bill Matthews of Dallas.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, John Matthews and his wife Elizabeth Matthews of Galveston; mother, Helen Matthews of Logansport, LA; brother, Joe Matthews of California; sister, Joellen Wilke of Galveston and grandson, John Kelly Matthews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Central Middle School Library Funds, c/o Kathy Tramonte, Central Middle School, 3014 Sealy St. Galveston, TX 77550.