Alan Frank Matthews

Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral HomeBorn on March 12, 1953 in Akron, Ohio
Departed in Rockledge, Florida on May 21, 2020

Alan Frank Matthews, of Melbourne Beach, FL died on May 21, 2020 at the age of 67 from COPD.
Alan was born on March 12, 1953 in Akron, Ohio. He was raised by his parents, Carlos L. and Frances J. Matthews, along with his older sister Peggy (Messaros). Alan graduated from Lexington High School in 1971 and from Ohio State University in 1976 with a B.A. degree in Architecture.
Alan worked for architecture firms in Columbus before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1980. There he worked for Group Novus before moving to Melbourne in 1986. While in Melbourne Alan worked with Joseph Thimm, Architect, the Brevard County School Board and for 25 years with C.E. Bock, Architect in Vero Beach. Alan’s imprint on structures throughout Brevard, Indian River and Broward counties includes medical facilities, schools, office complexes, churches, theaters, restaurants, homes, retail centers and warehouses. He was a man of detail, veracity, character, grit and humor.
In 1986, Alan married Patricia, and became a devoted stepfather to Jessica and Joseph. The family moved to Melbourne from Ohio. Married to Pat for close to 34 wonderful years, he is survived by his loving wife, step children, two granddaughters, and his sister and her family.
At Alan’s request, no services will be held. Condolences may be provided at:
Charitable donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory would be appreciated.

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Serena Alexander from Pompano Beach wrote on January 11, 2021:
I miss Alan Daily, I worked with him for about 7 years and we spoke off and on for years after, he was like a father to me and I learned so so so much from him. I only wish I was able to visit him sooner. I would like to reach out to Susan Wray to catch up on old times. Miss all of you guys from CE Block. Sincerely Serena Alexander (Watson)
Nancy S Wray from Port St. Lucie wrote on June 2, 2020:
My heart is filled with sadness at the passing of my friend and colleague. We worked elbow to elbow at C.E. Block and Alan was always a pleasure to work alongside. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences and prayers to his wife Pat and his family, "His place is empty". N. Susan Wray
Jim Harris wrote on May 31, 2020:
I worked with Alan for many years and will miss him deeply. He was man of the highest integrity and very talented in architecture and design. I was fortunate to have lunch with him on many occasions and we often exchange families stories. Alan was an asset to the community and an absolute joy to be around.
Frank Wetmore from Sebastian wrote on May 31, 2020:
Alan was a good man I’ve known and worked with for years, he was very good at his job and I always found pleasure in working and spending time with him, RIP my friend, praying for you and your family ??
Daniel Butko from Norman wrote on May 24, 2020:
I met Alan in October 1991 at C.E. Block's office when I began as an architectural apprentice. Our paths continued to cross as colleagues for several years until I moved away from Vero Beach in 2003. I have fond memories of Alan and learned a vast amount from him over the years. I offer my condolences to his wife, children, extended family, and friends. Thank you Alan for sharing your passion for life, family, and architecture. Sincerely, Daniel Butko

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