John D. Mathews Was Resident of Cambridge

John D. Mathews of Cambridge, 88, died at Somerville Hospital on May 28 after a brief illness.

Born in Dallas, Tex., on Dec. 24, 1914, he was the son of the late John D. and Martha Williamson Mathews. He lived in Weston before moving to Cambridge many years ago.

Mr. Mathews had been an electrical engineer at General Electric in Lynn and later an agent for Penn Mutual Insurance Co.

He had a special love of gardening, and his beautiful flower gardens were enjoyed by his family and friends.

He is survived by three sons, Scott Mathews and his wife, Tia, of Saunderstown, R.I., William Mathews of Cambridge and Bruce Mathews of Oak Bluffs; a daughter, Martha Mathews Maynard and her husband, William, of Wareham; his former wife, Alice M. Cassidy of Weston; three granddaughters, and his longtime companion, Ann Merriman of Cambridge.

His private memorial service was held Saturday, June 14, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro.