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Richard Mathews

Richard John Mathews

Monday, November 4th, 1957 - Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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Richard John Mathews, devoted husband, father, and son passed away on January 4th, 2020 in Arlington Texas. He was born in November 1957 in Newbury England to Ann Mathews and the late Elmer “Matt” Mathews. Richard is survived by his loving wife Laura, sons Bradley and Ryan, brother Scott, and his mother Ann.
Richard graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earned his JD at Drake Law School in Des Moines, and earned his LLM in labor and employment law at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. During his career Richard worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, was General Counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, and was Director of Safe Environment for the Diocese of Fort Worth. Richard showed his commitment to serving others throughout his life, working with Human Life International, the Bella House, as well as countless other groups and organizations.
Richard will be greatly missed by his many loving family members, friends, colleagues, and his beloved cat Grace.

Visitation is Monday, January 13th, 2020 from 6-9pm with a 7pm rosary at Wade Family Funeral Home,
440 West Pioneer Parkway

Funeral mass to be held at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church at 11:00am Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
1200 South Davis Dr., Arlington TX

Memorials may be made to Human Life International, The Bella House or a charity of one's choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Wake Service 1

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Rosary
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
    Address
    1200 South Davis Drive
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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He was greater scouter. Enjoyed the time we had together in troop 854, Canton mi.Go Blue Richard
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VIRTUS Family at National Catholic

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Richard's passion and work for the prevention of child abuse will continue to impact the lives of so many. Prayers and Blessings.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, from Fr. Boquet, Stu Nolan, and Human Life International's Board and global pro-life family.
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