Alan Ronald Matthews, a resident of Brentwood, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 75, in Temecula, California, on the way to his next adventure in Arizona.
Alan touched many lives with his humor, charming personality and positive outlook on life.
Alan was born in Woodridge, New Jersey, to Howard and Anne Mathews and relocated with his family to California in 1951. Alan graduated from Washington High School in Fremont in 1961, and joined the California National Guard as a reservist.
His began his career as a welder for Peterbilt, then Kaiser Sand & Gravel shortly thereafter. He then went to work for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he retired in 2002 after more than 20 years.
Upon his retirement, Alan continued to work on his golf game and enjoy wine, two of his favorite pastimes. He traveled to many amazing places around the world, and spent much of his time at his cabin in Arnold. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Alan was an active member of several area golf associations and was recently elected to the Summerset Country Club Board of Directors.
Alan is survived by his loving partner of 5 years, Kaytee Lively; sons Derrick and Timothy Mathews; daughters-in-law Tasha and Monica Mathews; grandchildren Blaine, Reed, Garret, Grace, and Katelin Mathews and Ashley, Austin and Peyton Williams; as well as his nephews, Henry and Mark Mathews; and niece Vanessa Yelavich; and other extended family. He was preceded in passing by his brother Howard Mathews of Pleasanton.
Family and friends attended a celebration of Alan’s life on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Campos Family Vineyards in Byron.