James Edmund Mathias Sr., retired teamster

June 19, 2017

James Edmund Mathias Sr., 88, of Cocoa, Fla.,passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born 1929 in Baltimore, Md.,he was the son of the late Harry E. and Mary E. Mathias.

He was a lifetime member of Teamster Union Local #557.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann (Mertz) in 1999. He was also preceded in death by his longtime companion Merle Mawyer of Rehoboth Beach in 2016.

He is survived by his sister Virginia Lee Stevens of Baltimore. He is also survived by his children, Darlene A. Mahoney (Kevin), Diane S. Matthews (Bob) and James E. Mathias Jr. (Amy); he had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.