Former Mathews Brothers President Passes Away

February 3rd, 2014 by DWM Magazine

John G. Hawthorne, 77, passed away Feb. 2, 2014, following a courageous fight with cancer. He was born July 22, 1936.

Hawthorne joined Mathews Brothers in 1973 and became a partner with Peter Haddock in 1978. He became president of Mathews Brothers Co. in 1986 and worked to grow the door and window business, moving the manufacturing facility to Perkins Road in 1991. Following his retirement in 1998, Hawthorne became a Florida resident living in Winter Haven until this past winter.

A wake and celebration of life for friends and family will take place at Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. A memorial funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, February 7, at Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast, Me.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the John G. Hawthorne Scholarship Fund of the Belfast Rotary Club at 34 Mayo St., Belfast, Me., 04915 or to the Waldo County General Hospital’s Oncology or Hospice unit.

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