Obituary of Marc Matthias |

Obituary of Marc Matthias

Marc Matthias

Marc Matthias passed away July 3, 2015. He was 75.

Marc was born on Jan. 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family then moved to Ramsey, New Jersey. Marc attended college at Wooster, and obtained his master’s degree at Columbia University.

He then moved to California where he taught social studies, geography, and economics at Burlingame High School and San Mateo High School.

He left teaching to start a successful printing business called Business Information Products. He finally returned to teaching at Prospect High School in Antioch, California, where he taught independent study.

In 2003, he met his wife Mona and they were married on Oct. 18, 2003. Their first date was in Nevada City, and shortly after getting married they bought a house in Grass Valley and retired to their new house and new town.

Marc soon became very active in their new community. He was elected to the Democratic Central Committee, served on the grand jury, was president of the Board of Directors of Hospitality House, and volunteered to work on several local and national campaigns.

Marc loved old cars, eating in small diners, and exploring back roads. He was also a voracious reader, loved to write, and had a quick and ready wit. Marc loved to laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Mona, of Grass Valley; his son, Marcus of Sammamish, Washington; and his daughter Megan of Centennial, Colorado. He had five grandchildren, as well as three step-children, and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at 151 Union (151 Mill St.) in Grass Valley.

There will be a no-host bar and catered hors d’oeuvres, with a party atmosphere. Family and friends are invited to come and join the party, as was his wish.

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