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Poughkeepsie - Byron Alfred Mathison, 58, a longtime area resident, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the River Valley Care Center in Poughkeepsie.
Born on September 1, 1953 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Carl A. and Cora Mae Kellerhouse Mathison.
Mr. Mathison attended Highland Schools and worked as a Long Haul Truck Driver for Smith's Transport in Pennsylvania.
Byron is survived by his son, James Mathison and wife, Sharon, of Poughkeepsie; daughter, Jennifer Mathison and companion, Dustin, of Florida; brothers, William Mathison, Edward Mathison and wife, Mary, all of Poughkeepsie, and James Harrington and wife, Kim, of Amenia; sisters, Christine Canino, Virginia Lutz and companion, Keith, all of Florida, Caroline Vandemark of Highland, and Denise Palmateer of Kingston.
In addition to his parents, Byron was predeceased by his brothers, Skip, Carl, and Stanley Mathison; sister, Dorothy Mathison, and special sister in law, Christa Mathison.
There are no calling hours.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2678 South Road, Suite #103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Byron's family would like to thank Hospice of Dutchess County and the third floor staff of the River Valley Care Center for all their loving care.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park. To send an online condolence, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.

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