Peter Matthews Obituary, Death -A Maryland Air National Guard member from Long Island died after falling while snowboarding, his family said. Peter Mathews, 24, fell while snowboarding in East Rutherford, his family said. Sarah Mathews said he fell backward and had trouble breathing. She said a friend and EMTs performed CPR. Sarah Mathews said he died at 9:20 p.m. Mathews joined the MDANG in 2020. Sarah Mathews wants to be a pilot like his dad. Galabiehs said Mathews’ smile “lit up the room.” “If you talked to him, you knew he’d be great,” Galabiehs said. His shocked family awaited autopsy results. Mathews wore a helmet and other gear, according to his sister.
Mathews was healthy, she said. He oversaw Maryland Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II maintenance. Big Snow reported a guest incident Thursday evening. The guest was treated and hospitalized. We’ll miss this guest’s family.”Peter Mathews’ best friend is Beno Varghese, 23. “He simply fell” “He hit his head,” said Varghese. “Down. I found him unconscious. His sister said Mathews and his friends would leave for Vermont on Friday. Thursday night was Big Snow. She compared indoor snowboarding to Vermont. Mathews and his family attend New York Believers Assembly, his sister said.
Peter led retreats, she said. Varghese and his friends prayed for him Thursday night, he said. Big Snow is North America’s first indoor, year-round, real-snow resort. Fridays, Mathews drove from Maryland to Long Island, stopping in New Jersey for traffic. Last week, he drove up on Thursday. His sister said he attended Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology near LaGuardia Airport. Air Guard. He’s been to Latvia. Mathews and his squadron deployed to support Swift Response and Defender Europe 22. Galabiehs received the Air Force, Achievement Medal. Roy and Susmy Mathews of Bay Shore survive him. Saturday and Sunday wakes will be held at Moloney’s Bohemia Funeral Home. 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Burials are at Calverton National Cemetery.