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Roger Matthews

Roger Matthews

Tuesday, May 30th, 1939 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Roger Matthews, age 79 of Vernon Twp., passed away on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at the Newton Medical Center.
Born in Sussex, NJ to the late John and Goldie (Card) Mathews, Roger was a lifelong resident. Roger owned his own carpentry business and was a volunteer with the Pochuck Fire Department. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, golf, trips to Cape Cod, and spending time with his family.
Predeceased by his sisters Thelma Little and Marian Dickerson, and son in law Jim Gangwer, Roger is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Perry) Matthews; daughters Denise MacClugage of Middletown, NY, Lori Gangwer of Montague, NJ, and Janice Matthews and husband John VanDyke of Wantage, NJ; brother Ted and wife Robin Mathews of NC; and sister Marla and husband Terry Jarosh of FL. Also surviving are grandchildren Erin MacClugage, Jodi Gangwer, and Kevin Roger Matthews, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Visitation for Roger will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461, with a memorial service taking place at 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, 4 Beaver Run Road, Hardyston, NJ 07419.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ferguson Funeral Home
    27 Third Street
    SUSSEX, NJ 07461
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 5:00pm
    Ferguson Funeral Home
    27 Third Street
    SUSSEX, NJ 07461
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Rich Jacobs

Posted at 02:22pm
We are sad to hear of Rodgers passing he will be missed. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. I had the pleasure of living across the street from Rodger and Joyce for a few years. I would see Rodger outside every weekend washing his truck while I was mowing my lawn, I would hear " hey what's in the brown bottle" I would reply " beer" he would say " got one for me" I would walk over with one. Janice you are so right Rodger was definitely the popular dad as well as a great neighbor and friend.


Posted at 08:23pm
The myth the man the legend Pop Pop! Those whose lives he touched are forever blessed with his wonderful sense of humor and great nature. Even when I was young he was the popular dad in the neighborhood, he'd pile us all in the back of his truck and take us to DQ. Of course it was because he wanted his banana split or hot fudge Sunday 😉 always there for me as a child and even adult. The best dad, pop pop, father in law, and best friend anyone could ask for. Kevin Roger Matthews will proudly carry on your name pop. I will forever cherish all the memories of you from childhood to adult. From catching umbrellas in the ocean to zooming around in a way to small gokart 😜 I still can't believe your gone. I hope your playing golf in heaven with Jimmy 💕 you will be forever missed. Your daughter Janice

Lillian Szipocs-Colvin

Posted at 08:22pm
My heart is heavy for all of you. I pray you feel his love as that is the essence of who he is and never leaves. (((HUGS)))

Diane Rapp DeDdonna

Posted at 01:05pm
With caring thoughts, and warmest condolences, to you my friend, and your family. I send my sincere sympathy
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Margie and Charlie Card

Posted at 12:45pm
We camped with Roger and Joyce many times in Stroudsburg, PA back in the 80's. We had so much fun and I really missed those days. We moved to Colorado in the mid-nineties and sadly lost touch with Roger and Joyce. He was such a great person. Always had a lot of mischief (the good kind) up his sleeve. Have thought of him often with the fondest of memories. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Joyce and the girls.

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