Wayne Harvey Mathwig, 69, The Villages, Florida, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Wayne lived in The Villages since 2015, moving from Grove, OK to be with his children, Michael and Cathy Mathwig of Orlando, FL. Born on October 26, 1946 in Moline, IL. he was the son of the late Harvey Clarence Mathwig and Dorothy Sylvia Peterson. He proudly graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics and served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps. He retired from American Airlines, a career that he loved every day. Wayne was a 32nd Degree Mason and Member of the Masonic Lodge. He has been a long-time attendee of the Episcopal Church. Those closest to him will remember his eternal optimism and large spirit. Wayne loved airplanes, cars, boating, water skiing, AA, and reading the daily reflections. He is survived by his son, Michael Mathwig; daughter, Cathy Mathwig; sister, Cynthia (John) Fakas; niece, Adrianna (Scott) Sappington; and his beloved dog, Coco. The family would like to say a special thank you to the members of Wayne’s local fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He loved all of you so much, and we are grateful for the unwavering support and encouragement you gave him daily. Services will be held at a later date in Moline, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NIAAA at: Financial Management Branch – Gift Fund, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5635 Fishers Lane-Room 3011, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9304. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers, The Villages, FL 352-430-1449.
You were a special friend that set the bar high. Alot of great memories. Your American Airlines buddy. Dan Kloket
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts,prayers, and love are with you.