Rest in Peace
Condolences to all
Love from a BOI
My deepest condolences to the family. May God strengthen you.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Such a great teacher, always helping all the students. You certainly will be missed.
Mr. Matthew's was a great man and an awesome teacher! He will forever be missed and always loved!!
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
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.
Dan Matthews was a very nice man amd a good neighbor he will be missed.
Condolences to the family. Mr. Matthews was an outstanding teacher everyone love him.
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.
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers
Mr.Matthews was an amazing teacher he will always be remembered! You guys have my deepest condolences.
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.
Dan we had such good times and so much. Crazy stuff.. We would laugh about it teasing ourselves.
Gone too soon.
Godspeed my friend.
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.
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.
Dan will be deeply missed in my life.
R.I.P Mr Matthews
You were an awesome teacher It was a pleasure having you as a teacher rest well with the angels
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
My thoughts and prayers for the family
Our prayers are with you all.
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
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
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.
Sorry for your loss. My family is praying for all of you.
Great teacher & mentor taught my daughter & I going to be missed!
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I am so sorry. We have lost a great Educator.
Praying for the family! I truly loved Dan Matthews!
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.
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
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.
Thank you for your humor and engaging personality! Central Middle School 8th Grade Typing, 1990. Rest in Heaven Mr. Matthews.
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
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
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.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.