Philip Dwight Mathews

September 15, 2019
Philip Dwight Mathews, AIA, 74, of Palm Springs, died peacefully
on September 15th, 2019. With him were loving family
members: brother Richard, former husband Edward Graziani,
and boyfriend Ron Morgan.
He found his passion for architecture while docenting at Frank
L. Wright’s Home/Studio in Oak Park, IL; graduated University of
Wisc-Madison 1967, and earned his M.Arch from UCBerkeley.
His brilliant career covered Spain, SF Bay Area, Mendocino/
Marin Counties, and New Jersey. He loved mentoring architects,
especially Andy Rodgers and Jonathan Feldman. Phil and
Ed collaborated 29 years restoring craftsmen cottages and
designing/building new homes in SF. A member of numerous
neighborhood associations, he spearheaded planting 300 SF
street trees.
Predeceased by parents Charline and Clifford Mathews, brothers
J. Clifford and Frederick, Fred’s sons Andrew and Michael; he
leaves brother Rick and wife Robyn; nephews Ryan and Stephen
and wife Cally; sister-in-law Nancy and niece Taylor; Cliff’s
daughters Sheryl, Jennifer and son John; sister-in-law Dorie
and husband Orland; nephews Jeff and husband David Briggs;
niece-in-law Juli and great niece Sarah; and numerous cousins
and their families.
Interment in Marion, IN, and celebrations of Phil’s life in Marion,
IN and SF, CA (TBA).
Donations may be made to SF LGBT Center.Obituary


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