Matthew Stith began his journey on October 30, 1928, a gift to Martin Tillmond and Dina Macklin Stith of Dolphin, Virginia. His journey ended in the early morning hours of Monday, February 24, 2020. Matthew attended Oak Grove School in Lawrenceville, VA. He moved to Philadelphia, PA, at the age of 17, and got a job as a janitor at Quaker City Dodge, an automobile dealership on North Broad Street.
Matthew joined the Army branch of US Armed Forces in 1952, and served his tour of duty in the Korean War. Following his discharge from the military, he returned to work at the dealership where he had a number of jobs, but an intense interest in auto repair. He learned to do minor repairs, where he excelled. The owners of the dealership noticed Matthew's talent and potential and sent him to a Chrysler Corporation Mechanics School for certification with Air Conditioning as his major focus. Matthew became the dealership's Air Conditioning Specialist, who according to Quaker City was "second to none in the city of Philadelphia".
Matthew married the love of his life Georgia in 1971, and made their home in Yorktown. Following his retirement, Matthew enjoyed creating and maintaining his beautiful garden and the gardens of neighbors as well. He also enjoyed baseball, going fishing, sharing his expertise and passion for cars and generally watching over his block with pride.
Matthew leaves to cherish his memory his Beloved Georgia, stepdaughter Gale, stepsons Donald and Earnest Jr., grands, great-grands, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
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