Harry R. Mathis, Jr.

Harry R. Mathis, Jr., 88 of Wilmington passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Harry was born in Hagerstown, MD the son of the late Doris (Dietz) and Harry R. Mathis, Sr.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Harry retired as a vice president from ICI America after 36 years.  He enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Faith (Lemke) Mathis; his sons and their spouses, Steve B. and Kim Mathis of Newark, Jeffrey W. and Margaret Mathis of Holland, PA and Scott R. Mathis and his fiancée, Linda Papili of Newark; his brothers, David Mathis and his wife Toni, of Lake Forest, IL and Jerry Mathis of Dallas, TX; his nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private in Lake Forest, Illinois and the family suggests contributions to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.


Submitted by ANITA SMITH on
Dear Faith and family, please accept my condolences. Words cannot express my sorrow. Harry was a great man. I will always treasure the time I spent with you and Harry at the dinner table at Kim's. He was one of the kindest men I knew. I could see how much he loved you and your family. He will be missed. My prayers and love are with you. Love, Anita

Submitted by Elizabeth Schmidt on
Dearest Faith and family, our heartfelt wishes of comfort to each and every one of you. Howard and I adored and admired Harry. We felt as if we were somehow part of your family as you both shared news, pictures and happenings with us. We loved Harry's great laugh, great love of life and marvelous stories.

Submitted by Andy Mulrine III on
Scott very sorry for you lose your dad was a good man I’m in Myrtle Beach now by know that my thoughts are with and your family Andy Mulrine

Submitted by Kent Kirberg on
Dear Faith,. So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. He as Regional Mgr. and John Kelly as District Mgr. with the original Stuart Pharmaceuticals put me into the managerial level of the company. I am forever grateful. I admired Harry, and respected his help and guidance when I was moved to a position in Wilmington. Our best to you and your family. Kent and Pat Kirberg.

Submitted by MERETE & SOREN KRAGH on
Dear Harry, Despite we for the last many years did not have any direct contact with you and Faith, we have often been thinking of you. Not just a good friend, but also one of the 'ELOFT'ers'. Libby and Howard have kept us up-to-date. All the best for Faith! Love, Soren & Merete.

Submitted by Jerry Conway on
Scott and Family.Very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family

Submitted by Sherry on
Deepest condolences for you and your family. Please take to heart the comforting message God promises us through the scripures. At Revelation 21:4, it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." God promises us a beautiful future where we will live without any more suffering, in addition to the hope for dead loved ones He provides for us. God promises us various times that we will have the hope of seeing our loved ones again in an earthly paradise. I really hope you and your family find comfort in this heartwarming message from the bible, and use it to keep going despite the struggles of coping with a tragety like this.