Matthew R. McCale, longtime coach and teacher at Centerville School, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 26, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
He was 61.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who valued family, friends, and the community in Centerville.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 1:00 pm at the Centerville School Gymnasium. Military Honors will be performed by the U.S. Navy.
Matt was born July 18, 1956 in Philipsburg, where he grew up and graduated from Granite High School.
After high school, he joined the Navy as a technician on nuclear subs.
He then attended the University of Montana and earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Physical Education in 1978.
Later he earned a master’s degree in School Administration from the U of M in 2000.
Matt and his wife Karla, moved to Sand Coulee in 1982 where both were hired as teachers at Centerville School.
Matt taught high school history and P.E. for 18 years and finished his career as Centerville School principal until he retired in 2013.
To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.
Matilda was born on May 19, 1973 to Elias and Sarah Wipf of Milford Colony, and resided there for the rest of her life.
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