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Griffith R Matthews

December 28, 1956 — October 28, 2023

Wausau

Griffith Robert Matthews, beloved husband, brother, and esteemed psychologist, passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 66. He was born on December 28, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Griffith & Ann (Orr) Matthews. 

Griffith was a highly educated individual, earning both a degree from the University of Southern Maine and his Doctorate from the University of North Dakota. He dedicated his life to the field of psychology, striving to understand and improve the lives of those he encountered. His compassionate and empathetic nature touched the hearts of countless individuals throughout his esteemed career.

Devoted to his work, Griffith was an active member of the American Psychological Association, consistently staying current with the latest research and advancements in the field. He was also a devoted member of the Universalist Unitarian Church, where he found solace and spiritual guidance.

Beyond his professional achievements, Griffith had diverse interests and passions that reflected his curious and intellectual nature. He possessed a deep love for writing, particularly science fiction, which allowed him to explore imaginative realms and share his creativity with the world. He also had a great appreciation for astronomy, finding solace in the vastness of the universe. Griffith's thirst for knowledge was evident in his wide range of hobbies, including reading, computer games, and engaging in self-study.

Griffith will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. He leaves behind his cherished wife, Nanette Matthews, who was his anchor and constant source of support throughout their journey together. He is also survived by his loving siblings, Beth Cory, James Matthews, and David Matthews, along with numerous extended family members and dear friends.

Friends and loved ones are invited to gather and celebrate his life at a funeral service on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston WI. Visitation will commence at 1 PM until time of service at 3 PM. As a testament to his compassionate spirit, Griffith has requested memorial contributions be made to the Marathon Humane Society, an organization he held dear to his heart.

Griffith Robert Matthews made a profound impact on the lives of those around him, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and a thirst for knowledge that will continue to inspire others. He will be forever remembered and dearly missed.

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