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Binghamton Native and Former Fox 40 Anchor Passes Away

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

A former Fox 40 anchor and Binghamton native passed away over the weekend, Jim Mathews. 

According to his son Jason's Facebook page, his father Jim died suddenly at the age of 66. In his post, he said he will always remember his dad for his kindness and selflessness, and he was someone who would do anything to help a friend out. 

A former Fox 40 Sports Director, John Kucko posted on Facebook reflecting on his time at the station and working with Mathews. He said he grew up watching him, and to eventually work with him was a privilege. He said he will never forget his first-night anchoring with Mathews in 1988 because he made him feel at ease. Kucko said a few things stood out the most when remembering Mathews-- He was a veteran in the newsroom and would always be willing help others, and on Friday's he would sign off saying, "have a great weekend (pause), you owe it to yourself," and everyone loved it.

Mathews left Binghamton for Arizona with his family he will be remembered by many especially in Binghamton, as a well-known broadcaster.

Mick Dwyer, the Weatherman at Fox 40 said he also had the pleasure of working with Mathews, he said he was very helpful and eager to work with anyone in the field. 

Fox 40 reached out to his family for further comment, and have yet to hear back.