James Joseph Matthews, CPA 71 years, South Abington Township, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Scranton. He was the husband of the former Nancy Ann Jackson.
Born July 15, 1941 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late James and Agnes (Paschel) Matthews.
Jim was a successful Certified Public Accountant who specialized as a consultant for management. He was a 1959 graduate of Saint Cecilia High School, N.J. received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accountancy from Seton Hall University, NJ in 1965, where he graduated with the honors, Cum Laude. He honorably served in the United States Army as a specialist in the Security Agency.
His professional career included serving as financial and operations executive for several corporations and businesses. His professional career in finance, began having worked for KPMG, Peat Marwick, Short Hill, NJ., as a Supervising Senior Accountant and he later became Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Officer serving as Treasurer and Controller of the Pyramid Communications, Inc., New York, NY.
He advanced his career and joined Condor Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY as Vice President and Treasurer, New York, NY., for several years and later became the Vice President of Finance for the Scranton Lithographing, Co, Hughestown; Vice President of Finance and Administration for Atlas Technolgies, Inc, Scranton, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Berwick Industries, Berwick, and formerly served as Senior Vice President of Twistee Treat Corp., Fort, Myers, Fla.
His professional career afforded him to serve for many years as a financial consultant, specializing in financial services, mergers and acquisitions for publishing, printing, and pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as banks and real estate firms.both in New York, NY and Pennsylvania.
He became a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, March 31, 1972 and was a lifelong member of New Jersey, Society of CPA's, member of the Pennsylvania Society CPA's and National Association of Accounts.
The family would like to thank the nurses, nurses aids, management and caregiving staff of Golden Living Scranton for their loving care of Jim and being the ever present rock for Nancy.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clarks Summit and numerous professional and business associations.
Also surviving a one son: James Matthews, and wife Carolyn, Denver, CO, two grandsons, Michael Matthews and Stephen Matthews, both of Denver, CO.
The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 am from Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. George J. Mathews, Jr.. Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church, Clarks Summit. Interment Abington Hills Cemetery, S. Abington Twp. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 544, Clarks Summit, PA 1841 or Telespond Senior Services, Inc., 1200 Saginaw Street, Scranton, PA 18505 or the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18501
For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com