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Wayne Harvey Mathwig
  • October 26, 1946
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  • September 25, 2016

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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.

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  1. Mark Goodin says:
    23 Oct 2017
    Thank you Wayne for your love and support. I'll see you down the road, brother.

  2. Dan Kloker says:
    02 Apr 2017
    You were a special friend that set the bar high. Alot of great memories. Your American Airlines buddy. Dan Kloket

  3. Mike Mathwig posted an image:
    02 Oct 2016

  4. Rosanne Hofland lit a candle:
    30 Sep 2016
    Lit since September 30, 2016 at 9:47:00 PM

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    Lit since September 30, 2016 at 9:46:44 PM

  6. Mary Mahoney says:
    29 Sep 2016
    Cathy and Micheal, the world is so fortunate that your wonderful father left behind two beautiful legacies that will carry on his passion, spirit and dreams. OUr deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you both and your family. Much love, Mary, John and all your friends at J. Robinson Group.

  7. Alberta says:
    29 Sep 2016
    Cathy and Michael
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Alberta Dering lit a candle:
    29 Sep 2016
    Lit since September 29, 2016 at 9:27:11 AM

  9. Tammy, Graham, and Kelsey says:
    28 Sep 2016
    Cathy and Michael,

    Our thoughts,prayers, and love are with you.

  10. Michele Martin says:
    28 Sep 2016
    Wayne was very dear to me. His smile and sweet personality was a blessing to me and many others. He was a Godly man and I know he is with his Heavenly Father. #friendofBill

  11. Johnnie L. Smith says:
    28 Sep 2016
    Wayne we thought that you were only moving away, but you could still be reached when we needed to talk about good times and shared memories. I'm going to miss our July 4th rides out to Monkey Island to watch the fireworks and buzz around the Cherokee Queen a few times because we could. Rest in peace my friend.

  12. Marji Wenos Watkins says:
    28 Sep 2016
    Wayne and I had known each other since his beloved mom was in the hospital battling cancer and I was a candy-striper. After high school our roads took different turns and I didn't meet up with him again until the mid '80s. I saw him at the 50th MHS Reunion in 2015 and talked a couple of minutes. Rest in peace, Wayne.

  13. Cathy Jo says:
    28 Sep 2016
    I love you Dad. I hope you are resting and enjoying seeing your Mom and Dad. Thank you for always loving us so much. I miss you and hope you are very happy. Love you always, and will always have you with me.

  14. Teresa Lay says:
    27 Sep 2016
    Cathy & Michael, My Dad, John Hogue was a friend of Wayne's. When Dad moved to Grove in 2013 Wayne was one of the first people he met. They became great buddies and had breakfast almost everyday together until Wayne moved to Florida. You might have met my Dad when he came to Florida to visit your Dad. Needless to say my Dad is sad that Wayne has passed away, but at the same time so glad that they became such good friends. Praying for peace and comfort for you both in the days ahead.

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