July 31, 1942 – September 21, 2021
Arthur Mathias, 79, of Dunedin, passed away on September 21, 2021 in St. Petersburg, FL.
Arthur (Art or Butch) was born in Michigan City, Indiana to Arthur and Margaret (Yeaney) Mathias on July 31, 1942. He graduated from LaPorte High School in Indiana. He worked as a technical writer for the Whirlpool Corporation in LaPorte, IN for 35 years before retiring to Tampa, Florida. Art was a sportsman – fishing, hunting, golf, bowling, basketball and baseball were some of his favorites. He also enjoyed drawing, taking his grandchildren to Busch Gardens, playing Yahtzee, completing Sudoku puzzles and watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Price Is Right. He was a fan of the Bucs, the Lightning and the Rays and enjoyed watching them bring championships to the city.
Art is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Janosky, brother Mike Mathias and nephew Brian Janosky.
Art is survived by his daughters, Julie (Jeff) Van Liew of Bradenton, FL; Janet (Bob) Archer of LaPorte, IN; grandchildren Kyle Van Liew and Jessica Van Liew; niece Terri Wisler; nephew Jason (Kelly) Mathias, cousins Claudia Green, Sheila Fikes and Diana Hunt.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in his hometown of LaPorte, Indiana.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association in Art’s memory.
The family of Art wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor and Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg for the compassion and care they extended to our Dad and to us during his illness. We would also like to express our gratitude to the staff of Grand Villa of Dunedin who welcomed Dad into their senior living community and made him a part of the Grand Villa family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
October 3, 2021
I'm really sorry to hear of Art's passing. I was a friend of Art from the Cody days with Kelly , Carl, and Serge. I lived in East Lake Woodlands and came to my place from Pittsburgh. I spent many days with Art at Flamestone and TGF. I always bought him a Scotch at Flamestone when I met him there. I saw him last at Applebees in Oldsmar. Have a Johnny Walker for me Art . You were a really good friend.
September 28, 2021
My heart goes out to Artie’s family and to all of his his many friends during this most difficult time. His daughters and their husband’s and grandchildren were his biggest pride and joy! He would light up whenever he talked about them with that infectious smile of his! May you all be comforted and find peace by the love and wonderful memories that you shared together. I thank him for our friendship over two decades and his trust in me… and have always appreciated Butch’s kindness, sense of humor and sweetness. We will all miss him. May he live on forever in our hearts and minds. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Rest In Peace Dear Artie! ❤️ 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 A true gentleman!
September 25, 2021
To my Uncle Butch, thank you for all the memories and time you spent with me. Hunting and fishing was some of my greatest memories. You helping me after I walked into a hive of bees that was always a funny story. You will always be special to me and our memories together. Thank you for all the time we spent together. Jim