Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An obituary for Dr. Mathai Mathew

A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
but the putting out of the lamp
because the dawn has come.
    Life is given to us,
    we earn it by giving it.

Let the dead have the immortality of fame,
but the living the immortality of love.
    Life's errors cry for the merciful beauty
    that can modulate their isolation into a
    harmony with the whole.

Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs 
                     - Rabindranath Tagore

Uppappan, take the final rest with God..

A Jim Reeves tribute for Dr Mathai Mathew .. Precious Lord, Lead me home ..

Dr Mathai Mathew, our uppappan, my father's youngest brother, 84 years, went for heavely abode on Thursday 17 March 2016 in Washington DC. Dr Mathew took his BSc from University College Trivandrum, MSc from St Johns College Agra, and taught for some time at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala.


He migrated to Canada in 1960 where he completed his PhD from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in Chemistry and later completed Post Doctoral Fellowship from Uty of Florida. He joined the National institute of Standards and Technology in Washington DC where he retired as Chief  Research Scientist.  He was the youngest son of my grandfather Mathai Easaw appachen, of Mavelikara BHS and hails from Idavoor family in Puliyoor, Chengannur.


We are in grief of uppappan's sudden demise but we are glad to see his memoir being written by well wishers from Washington DC St Gregorios Orthodox church. We can only pray that in the garden of heaven we all shall meet.. 

My father Mathai Easaw at 92 years staying in Kochi, elder brother of Mathai Mathew and their eldest sister Thankamma Kochamma (Kochile Ammachy) at 94 years, outlives uppappan and both share profoundly in the grief. We pray to God almighty to take care of this noble soul in the bosom of Abraham ..

An obituary from St Gregorios Orthodox church, Washington DC. Uppappan Dr Mathai Mathew is survived by his wife Ammini aunty and son Sonie.


George Easaw (nephew  from Bangalore) ..

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