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Commentary > Community, students will dearly miss this educator and director

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 03:30 pm

If the time span had been right, I would have wanted to be a high school student of Paul Mathis, who died recently at the far-too-young age of 61.

Mathis had been an English teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School, but was best known among the public for his role as director of the high school’s big scale musicals and other theater productions. He had been directing there since 1975 when he directed his first musical “The Fantasticks.” He retired as a teacher a few years ago, but continued as a director as well as manager of the school’s theater.

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