July 31, 1942 - September 21, 2021
Arthur Mathias, 79, of Dunedin, passed away on September 21, 2021 in St. Petersburg, FL.
Arthur (Art or Butch) was born in Michigan City, Indiana to Arthur and Margaret (Yeaney) Mathias on July 31, 1942. He graduated from LaPorte High School in Indiana. He worked as a technical writer for the Whirlpool Corporation in LaPorte, IN for 35 years before retiring to Tampa, Florida. Art was a sportsman - fishing, hunting, golf, bowling, basketball and baseball were some of his favorites. He also enjoyed drawing, taking his grandchildren to Busch Gardens, playing Yahtzee, completing Sudoku puzzles and watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Price Is Right. He was a fan of the Bucs, the Lightning and the Rays and enjoyed watching them bring championships to the city.
Art is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Janosky, brother Mike Mathias and nephew Brian Janosky.
Art is survived by his daughters, Julie (Jeff) Van Liew of Bradenton, FL; Janet (Bob) Archer of LaPorte, IN; grandchildren Kyle Van Liew and Jessica Van Liew; niece Terri Wisler; nephew Jason (Kelly) Mathias, cousins Claudia Green, Sheila Fikes and Diana Hunt.
A gathering of family and friends in Celebration of Art's Life will be held on Wednesday, November 24, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN 46350.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association in Art’s memory.
The family of Art wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor and Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg for the compassion and care they extended to our Dad and to us during his illness. We would also like to express our gratitude to the staff of Grand Villa of Dunedin who welcomed Dad into their senior living community and made him a part of the Grand Villa family.
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