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Brian A. Matthews

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Brian A Matthews, 65, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home in Arbuckle, Calif.

Brian was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 17, 1947, to the late Daniel and Violette (Pfeifle) Matthews.

He grew up in Sacramento, graduated from Grant Union High School where he played baseball. He proudly enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Navy (1965-1969) during the Vietnam War.

Brian married Mary Anne (Lopez) Matthews in 1966; they had three children and later divorced.

After returning home from military service, Brian was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for 41 years. He worked at different sites up and down the state.

He spent the majority of his career at The Geysers as a machinist and was a longtime resident of Middletown, Calif.

Brian loved a project, could never sit still and was constantly working, learning and trying new things. He was always there with a project plan for his family and friends.

He began fishing as a child with his mother and remained a passionate fisherman throughout his life. Brian was also a Hospice volunteer, UC Master Gardner, an avid reader, and a steadfast Giants fan.

Brian leaves his wife, Janet K. Young Matthews; his in-laws, Bob and Marie Kormel and family, Rodger and Jennifer Young; daughters, Danielle Matthews Seperas and husband Harry Seperas of Sacramento; Samantha Anne Matthews Rumfelt and her husband Ron Rumfelt of Penryn, Calif.; a son, Brian Stanley Matthews and wife Pamela Jean Konetchy Matthews.

Brian was a loving grandfather to 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a father to stepdaughter Anne Marie Killian and foster daughter Jennie Emard.

He was predeceased by his second wife, Sharon L. Matthews.   

Brian will be missed dearly.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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