Charles “Chuck” Matheny 1941-2017

Dear Matheny Friends and Family:

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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Matheny School’s first student and the face of the Matheny community, Mr. Charles H. Matheny.  Charles was the inspiration and the catalyst for the origins of the school, which has become so many things to many different people, including a hospital, a clinic, a fine arts program, adult program, and group homes.  Mr. Matheny was and is a beacon of possibility and a model of excellence to which all our students, residents, patients, and clients can aspire to be.  During his lifetime, Mr. Matheny finished high school, learned to drive, mowed all the lawns of Matheny’s main campus, and ran the soda machines.

Mr. Matheny was far more than the sum of his accomplishments. He developed close relationships with all the staff and was interested in improving the lives of everyone within the Matheny Community.  He loved to attend Matheny fundraisers and Friends of Matheny events, conversing with people from all walks of life, and he took a very real interest in the students who resided in the school that bore his family name.  He attended back-to-school nights, graduations, plays, choir concerts, and museum coffee houses.  In fact, anything Matheny — he was all in.  Mr. Matheny was kind, humorous, and compassionate. Per his family: “Chuck lived an incredibly rich and meaningful life — a testament to the love and care that is cultivated and shared at Matheny. We are so grateful to the many friends, coworkers, and caregivers who have crossed his path and enriched his life.”

We will all miss Mr. Matheny, yet we shall carry on embodying the undeniable spirit of Charles H. Matheny.

Dr Sprott Signature 2017




Kendell R. Sprott, MD, JD

President and CEO

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

December 14, 2017

8 responses to “Charles “Chuck” Matheny 1941-2017”

  1. Walter says:

    I am saddened to hear this. I knew Chuck having worked in the kitchen and as an aid across 3 years during college over 20 years ago. Unfortunately have not visited for some time despite only working a stones throw away. Chuck was the spirit of Matheny and his enthusiasm for life will always stay with me.

  2. Danielle Tenbroeck says:

    Sorry to hear of a loss of a wonderful person Mr. Matheny was. I am a Pca of Matheny Medical and Education. I have only been employed at Matheny for 8 months, and through out the 8 months I have spoke to Mr. Matheny plenty of times even if it was I passing of him in his wheel chair or riding through on the bike. It was an honor to know and work in the atmosphere of a great man.
    Thanks you

  3. Arlie cunningham says:

    Carry on Matheny. What a wonderful place

  4. Eva M Rivera Aviles says:

    I feel deeply sorry for the passing of Mr Matheny . I have the privilege of knowing him for 15 years. I was his PCA for about 3 years before I moved to NC. My deepest condolences to the Matheny family’s as well as the school and hospital.😢

    • ridgemarketing says:

      Thank you for your kind words. We truly miss him but we will keep his memory alive through the people we serve always.

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