Funeral for members of Mathew family, who died in Florida crash, to be held on September 7

Boby, Dolly Mathew and Steve Manoj
Boby Mathew (left), Dolly Mathew (center, front) and Steve Manoj (right) died after their veered into a pond.

The wake service for Boby, his wife, Dolly, and son Steve Manoj will be held on Friday evening at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale.

Indian American Boby Mathew and his wife, Dolly Mathew, along with their younger son Steve Manoj met with a tragic end when their car crashed into a pond near the Sawgrass Expressway in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday.

The family and friends of the three are organizing a wake service for the deceased on Friday at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Fort Lauderdale. The memorial service will be held in the evening between 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the same venue.

The funeral will be held in the morning between 8.00 am to 9.00 am.

The three members of family died after the accident. The only surviving member of the family is the couple’s elder son Austin.

The three members of the family were going to the Fort Lauderdale airport to see off Boby Mathew, who worked in the IT industry in Dallas, Texas. He was returning after spending the long weekend with the family.

The Honda Accord, which was driven by Boby, lost control and veered into a pond. An extensive rescue operation was held to recover the car from the pond. However, the three of them did not survive the accident.

The Mathews immigrated from Ernakulam in the south Indian state of Kerala. The local Malayalee community is grieving for the family.

The family, who lived in Coral Springs, is also fondly remembered by the members of church in Coconut Creek, Florida. The untimely death has cast a gloom among the entire community in Coral Springs.


  1. Prayers for Austin mone!
    May God comfort you dear with His peace!

  2. are they divorced

  3. God bless, both husband and wife accepted the Lord and started life for a new beginning, but somehow the Lord wanted them with him. Praise the Lord. Amen.

  4. Heart breaking
    Praying for the strength for older son.
    My heart aches !!
    Peace be with old child

  5. Such a tragedy my heart goes out to the family friends and love ones

  6. Love from a friend

    One of the sweetest families I ever knew. I just can’t believe it. I knew Boby and Dolly. That beautiful picture you see is a great portrait of this family. I will miss their smiles. May the lord embrace them and give their surviving son Austin the strength to carry on. Such a heavy burden. God Bless you.

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