Lloyd Geoffrey Young ~ Class of 1967

Geoff Young ~ Class of 1967
Arrived ~ 5/1/1949

Departed ~ 1/31/2019

Lovingly reported by Pam Slutz through Vince Bennett.


Lloyd Geoffrey Young
MAY 1, 1949 – JANUARY 31, 2019

YOUNG, Lloyd Geoffrey “Geoff” 69, passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2019. Geoff was born May 2, 1949 in Manhattan Beach, California to Stanley Young and Bernice Shupe Young. After growing up in Japan, Kenya, Thailand, and the Philippines, Geoff returned to the United States to attend college at Claremont McKenna College in California and then law school at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Geoff practiced law in St. Petersburg and Tampa for over 40 years, building a successful real estate and bank oriented practice. Geoff had a wide range of interests in life, all of which he pursued enthusiastically. Those included a lifelong love of the water, boating, and scuba diving. Geoff’s love of scuba diving in Mexico led him to cenote diving in the cave systems of the Yucatan peninsula. There, he befriended Guillermo “Memo” de Anda, a professor of underwater archeology. This friendship led Geoff to participate in and underwrite, with funds and equipment, explorative expeditions that led to valuable discoveries and preservation of ancient Mayan civilization. Friends will remember Geoff for his intense loyalty, his exuberance for life, his wit (often expressed through incisive cartoon drawings), his love of fine wine, and his appreciation of beauty, exemplified in his wife, Melisa, his constant partner in the water, on the tennis court, and at the drawing table, where together they designed their dream home on St. Pete

Beach. With his passing, the world lost a vastly unique, generous, kind, and caring person. He will be missed beyond words. Geoff is survived by his loving wife, Melisa Ann French; his daughter, Alisa Heedy (David); his stepson, David; his brother, Jordan; Jordan’s wife, Bettie; and their three children, Jordan Keith, Shea, and Troy; and his half-brother, Wayne. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Geoff Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1-4 pm, at the TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. Anyone wishing to remember Geoff with a donation may make one in his name to the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773. Arrangements by Beach Memorial Chapel, St Pete Beach 360-5577. The family requests that attendees dress in beach casual attire. Complimentary free self parking at the TradeWinds Resort. The location of the Life Celebration is at the South Beach Lawn of the TradeWinds Resort. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

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James Parkinson Matisin ~ Class of 1969

JamesJim” Matisin ~ Class of 1969

Arrived ~ 7/23/1951

Departed ~ 7/26/23

Throwback Thursday! World Conference Coach Jamie Matisin, as coach (left) and Gordon Rutledge (father of current Commissioner Greg Rutledge), Sponsor (right) – Singapore American Football League circa 1979-82

Vikings won the Championship (see trophy in background). They played on the football field at the SAS Ulu Pandan Campus, K-8. The building is still there but is now occupied by Nexus International School.

James Parkinson Matisin Wrote:
This was my first year as Head Coach of the Vikings. 1981. Don’t remember the shorts being so pink. Or me ever being that skinny!

SAFL – Home of American Football in Singapore

With a sad heart, the SAFL shares that we have lost Coach Jamie Matisin. For over 40 years he has coached and/or officiated 1000’s of youth football players in Singapore. Coach Matisin passed away 26th July after a battle with cancer & covid. Even while sick, he was still giving back as officiating advisor for our last international games with the Emirates American Football League in April. I ask the global SAFL community to open your generous arms and give Coach’s Family a hug and the help they need. To learn more and donate, please visit our crowd funding page at https://gogetfunding.com/coachmatisin/
A call to our global SAFL Alumni, please share with your personal networks which have played in the SAFL.

Coach Matisin’s family needs your support and every donation will help cover his final medical and funeral costs. Coach’s family needs your support!!!

Jeff Majestic SAFL Commissioner and Friend of Coach Matisin
jefferymajestic@yahoo.com for questions about how to help Coach’s Family

Campaign Story

To all Donors and Friends ,

James Parkinson Matisin, better known as Jamie, or simply, Coach, sadly passed away on July 26th. His wife Sheryl and son’s Ben and Ryan are now in need of as much assistance as they can get.

Jamie moved to Singapore from the United States in 1976 at just 25 years old. In the 47 years that he spent in Singapore, he gave much to the community including more than 40 years volunteering in SACAC’s youth football programme where he coached the values of hard-work, discipline, responsibility and teamwork to hundreds of kids.

In 2019, Jamie was first diagnosed with stage 1 colon cancer, which he managed to beat. However, shortly thereafter, he developed blood cancer (Myelofibrosis) that ultimately developed into Leukemia. After two years of relatively good health and fighting the good fight, a bout with COVID led to complications and his condition rapidly deteriorated.

Due to his rapid decline, Jamie’s family were unable to make the necessary preparations and are in need of immediate financial assistance.

Medical bills and funeral costs alone exceed 80k after subsidies. As Jamie had not been able to work, rent, school fees and utility bills have been unpaid for months. Jamie’s wife, Sheryl, is now at a loss of how she is going to cope.

By God’s grace, the family is appealing for any financial support you can afford. All donations will go to pay for the medical expenses, outstanding bills and to help the family adjust to life without Jamie.

Any amount will be of great help. Please keep Jamie’s family in your prayers & may God bless you all.

If you have any questions or would like to reach out please email josh nobles at: josh.nobles@gmail.com

Jeff Majestic SAFL Commissioner and Friend of Coach Matisin
jefferymajestic@yahoo.com for questions about how to help Coach’s Family

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Matthew Waddell ~ Class of 1983

Matthew Waddell ~ Class of 1983

Arrived ~ 3/8/1965

Departed ~ 11/9/2022

Matthew Waddell was born in Phoenix, AZ. on 03/08/1965 and passed on 11/09/2023. He is survived by his wife Sandee Preyachat Waddell, Mom, Merilyn Franz, brothers, Bill, Mark, and Jack Waddell, and a large extended family.

Matthew lived in Arizona until 1981 when he entered, International School Bangkok, due to his mom and stepdad becoming part of the ISB faculty. He was an early graduate in his Senior year returning to the States. However, his love for Thailand and travel had become part of his “free spirit.”

A large part of Matt’s life was spent “globe-hopping.” New Orleans, Louisiana became his home base until returning to Thailand. in 2013 where he met and married Sandee. They opened a beach restaurant in Krabi, Thailand.

Due to Covid, Matt and Sandee returned to the States. Sandee returned to Thailand to re-open their restaurant when Matthew was diagnosed with cancer. He was flying to visit Thailand before scheduled experimental surgery at UCSF Cancer Center; He died in flight. Matthew was put to sea in his beloved Thailand.

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Michael McCutcheon ~ Class of 1974

Michael McCutcheon ~ Class of 1974

Arrived ~ 6/12/1956

Departed ~ 2/2/2021

Lovingly submitted by his brother Steve McCutcheon

Michael William McCutcheon, died February 2nd, 2021 from a stroke. He was a member of the 1974 ISB class. Mike graduated with a Masters in Psychology and was a clinical psychologist working for the state of California until 2007 when he moved to Montana and opened his own practice in Kalispell. He retired in 2018 and moved back to California to be near his family.

Michael William McCutcheon

June 12, 1956 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 64)


We are sad to announce that on February 2, 2021, we had to say goodbye to Michael McCutcheon. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Michael McCutcheon to show support

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Carl Stacy Berryman ~ Class of 1974

Stacy Berryman ~ 1974

Arrived ~

Departed ~ 9/14/2018

Carl Berryman Obituary

Carl Stacy Berryman, 62, of North Port, Florida, tragically lost his life on September 14, 2018. Carl, known by many nicknames, “Stacy” “Ray”, “Ray Sharkey”, was born in Riverside, California. He traveled around the world with his parents and three older brothers. He attended International School Bangkok in Thailand from 1964-1969, where he made many friends and memories. Eventually the family found their way to Ohio, where Carl graduated from Greenon High School in 1975. Carl served in the United States Navy from 1976-1978, on Carrier CV 43, until he was honorably discharged. Carl’s passions were music, playing the drums, NASCAR racing, and working on cars. Carl had a sense of humor sometimes only he understood, but that was the way he wanted it.

Carl is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Pamela Berryman, his mother Jean Berryman, his brothers Warren Scott Berryman and Joseph Stuart Berryman, his daughters, Cheryl Wolbert, Angela Berryman, Kimberly Berryman, and his four grandchildren, Karley, Jacob, Shelby, and Alyssa. He is proceeded in death by his father Rue Shelly Berryman Sr. and his brother Rue Shelly Berryman Jr.

A visitation for Carl was held at Farley Funeral Home in North Port on Tuesday, September 25th from 10:00AM-1100AM and followed by the service. A graveside service with military honors was held at 1:00PM at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to, Boys Town in Boys Town, NE or navymemorial.org.Published by Sun Newspapers on Sep. 22, 2018.

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Joseph Stuart Berryman ~ Class of 1968

Stuart Berryman ~ Class of 1968

Arrived ~ 5/27/1950

Departed ~ 2/24/2021

Joseph “”Stuart”” Berryman, age 70, of North Port, Florida, passed away on February 24, 2021. He was born on May 27, 1950 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was an automobile mechanic and also a Go Cart Asian Grand Prix Champion in his youth. Stuart was also a veteran of the US Marine Corp. He is survived by his daughter, Tanya; a brother, Scott of North Port and several nieces and a nephew. Stuart was preceded in death by his parents, Rue & Jean Berryman; two brothers, Rue Berryman, Jr. and Stacy Berryman. A memorial gathering to celebrate Stuart’s life will be held at Farley Funeral Home in North Port from 4:30PM-6:00PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

8 IS GONE!!!!!

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Duncan Andrew Buchanan ~ Class of 1967

Duncan Buchanan ~ Class of 1967

Arrived ~ 7/23/1949

Departed ~ 12/6/1971

Lovingly submitted by Vince Bennett ’67

Duncan’s death happened on December 6, 1971. Duncan Buchanan class of ’67 was a 2nd Lt in the USA when he was killed by an accidental discharge. He was 22. I do not have an obituary for him. I did find the attached information. 

If you need anything else please let me know. Thanks for helping us remember.

Vince Bennett ’67

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Marie S. Matheny ~ F-Faculty

Mrs. Matheny ~ F-Faculty

Arrived ~ 10/26/1926

Departed ~ 7/10/2011

Lovingly submitted by Vincent Bennett ’67

Mrs. Marie Matheny was a chemistry teacher at ISB. She passed on in 2011. I became a Chemical Engineer because of her influence. I had reconnected with her in 2009. I would call her every 3-4 months. Ironically, I called one Monday morning and her son answered. She had a massive stroke the night before and died. Following is her obituary.

Matheny, Marie S. – Born October 26, 1926, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2011 of a massive stroke.

Born and raised in Ohio, Marie was the first in her family to attend college, the first woman in her college to graduate with a chemistry degree and the first woman chemist at Sylvania in the ‘50’s. Scientist she was, going on to teach science, math and chemistry, she was also an astrologer with an avid interest in people and their stories.

Married for 63 years to Raymond Matheny, they began as pen pals during WWII and traveled the world together, following Ray’s career from Ohio to Montana, to Oregon, to California, to Thailand to Ethiopia to Hawaii to Virginia to Maryland, and returning to California. In each place they called home, Marie taught the sciences and ended her career as the Chemistry Lab Manager for American University in Washington, D.C. Retired for almost 20 years.

Marie was always busy with her projects, crocheting, studying astrology, organizing a lifetime of slides, listening to audio books, and making friends with all she came in contact with. She became the caretaker for her husband, Ray who became blind in 2006.

She was very close to and proud of her children and their families: Dawn Matheny (daughter) and Milton Woolley, (grandchildren Tara and Peter, and their father Dr. Ron Schuster); Dr. Theo Matheny (son) and Ellen from Washington state; and Jim Matheny (son) and Yvonne from Kentucky.

Because of her fierce, loving, inquisitive spirit, her indomitable will and strength, her warm, nurturing and supportive self, she leaves a hole in the hearts of all who knew her.

A service honoring and celebrating her life was held on Sunday, July 17 2011 at 2:00 pm at Daniels Chapel of the Roses on 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. All who knew her were invited.

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