10.15.16 Obituaries

Matthew J. Steel
Odum—Matthew J. Steel, 88, died Sept. 24, 2016, in the Jesup Health & Rehab in Jesup.  
He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. He lived in New Jersey and worked in Manhattan for ABC TV in system maintenance. While with ABC, he worked with technical teams on the Calgary and Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games as well as numerous political conventions, Democrat and Republican. He later lived in Columbia Crossroads, Pennsylvania, and the last 12 years in Odum, where he enjoyed peace, calm, and walking the property line every morning with his dogs.
Survivors are his wife, Myrna Hillyer Steel of Odum; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Marion Welch; and granddaughter, Zoe Welch, all of Norderstedt, Germany.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Howard Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Andy Williams officiating.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of arrangements.
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