The daughter of Maurice (Maurie) Matthysz, Vivienne, has advised that Maurie passed away on Sunday 22 January 2017.
Maurie commenced at OTC in Melbourne in 1955, transferred to Sydney and spent a lot of his working life at Paddington.
Maurie worked in Madang in the early 70’s, Guam from 1980 to 1983, 1985 to 1987, Norfolk Island from 1988 to 1990 before finally returned to Guam to finalise the closing of the station.
Maurie battled diabetes for a number of years and then developed macular degeneration which he maintained was the ultimate insult as he couldn’t read and enjoy the new computer and communication technologies.
A Funeral Service for Maurie Matthysz will be held on Tuesday 31 January at 10.00am at the Macquarie Park Crematorium.
I had the pleasure of working with Maurie in the ITMC at Paddington from 1975 to 1980. He was a very gentle and generous man who was well-liked by everyone who worked with him or worked for OTC and knew him.
May He Rest In Peace