Howard Matthews

Howard Wayne Matthews

June 10, 1950 - May 26, 2021

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Howard Wayne Matthews

Howard Wayne Matthews entered into rest on May 26, 2021, in the VA Hospital. Born June 10, 1950, he was the son of Elmer and Dorothea (Blue) Matthews. Howard served in the US Navy. Surviving are wife Sharon Matthews, daughters Sarah and Naomi Matthews and Pam (Loren) Strickland, sister Judy (Don) Chmura, Brother Elmer (Beth) Matthews, and Brother-in-laws Gary (Eileen) Haak and Ronald (Anne) Haak. Also 10 Grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call from 2-5 on Thursday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara street. Graveside services will be held on June 10, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Western New York National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for funeral expenses. Donations can be made thru GoFundMe.



  1. Brenda Sills on June 2, 2021 at 2:12 am

    My heart and prayers go out to his wife, children, grand children, two great granddaughters, his Navt buddies, his Vet’s friends, his friends and his community. Thank you for your service. You left quite a legacy. You will be remembered and never forgotten. R.I.P. God Bless you family. It was my pleasure to meet you. Both you and your wife had a caring hear. LOL to all of you!

  2. Valyn Secrist on June 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Rest in Peace My heart is broken for his family Good man gone to soon😇💜

  3. Kathy Rigney Purvis on June 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Prayers dor my cousin Howard’s familt and his friends. Love ya Howie.💖

  4. Kenny and Corie Strickland on June 3, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Pam, We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you during this time. You and your family are in our prayers.

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