Matthew “Squint” Darby Jr. death – obituary, cause of death : Matthew Darby Jr. 64, of Erie, has been pronounced dead. He died Saturday, August 17th 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center.
Matthew was born on September 15th 1948, in Orangeburg, S.C. to the late Matthew Darby, Sr. and Earthaleen Brown Darby. He graduated from Strong Vincent High School and then to Erie Business Center where he worked as a manager with Safety Green Scaffolding Company in Orlando, Fla. for 15 years and traveled extensively.
The 64 years old also worked many years in manufacturing with Bush industry. A dedicated father and husband an Avid church goer and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He like listening to music and jazz was his favorite genre.
Darby Jr. was also the Leading Knight of the Gem City Lodge No. 328 and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Rogers of Israel Post 11.
He is survived by two daughters, Terri Darby (Dennis) and Stephanie Darby Freeland and her husband Michael Sr. He leaves a sister, Anabell Darby and a brother, Robert Darby; four grandchildren, Jessica Speed, Deana Deans, Shateria Franklin and Calvin Franklin. Three great-grandchildren, Nacarrya Speed, David Ritchie Jr. and Nakaliah Torres, along with very special nieces Georgia Ann Brown and Mary Brown. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also mourn his loss.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 West Tenth Street, Erie, on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and are invited to a service in Matthew’s honor on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 901 East 5th Street, Erie with the Reverend Anthony G. Harris officiating.
Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Terri and Stephanie Darby, c/o Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502. age 64, of Erie, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center.