In Memory

William Matheke - Class Of 1971

William Matheke passed away on December 10, 2008.  He was 55 years of age and was a resident of Columbus, OH at the time.

He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Matheke.

He is survived by his mother, Kimiko Matheke; his three brothers, Edward (Karen) Matheke, James (Carol) Matheke and Ronald (Rose) Matheke; his very close friends, Bonnie Lohman and Eugene B. Spiller.

Bill's greatest passion was refereeing high school football in the greater Columbus area.

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08/12/14 02:54 PM #1    

Gregory Lawson (1971)

I remember being friends with Bill Matheke in the late 1960's when he lived in Chuo Rinkan and I lived up the street in Minami Rinkan. We caught the bus to school at the same bus stop. I remember watching Rocky and Bullwinkle on his TV in Japanese; which he was far better at understanding. We were probably in the Boy Scouts together.  We would ride the trains from Shimo Kitazawa and occaisonally had to share money when someone was short. He will be missed.

I hadn't seen much of Bill after we moved, but I remember a suprizingly good conversation with his older brother Ed? at the Tachikawa airport when we were leaving Japan in 1971.

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