Louis P. Mattis, 68 | PostIndependent.com

Louis P. Mattis, 68

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Louis Price Mattis (Lou) of Carbondale, CO passed away on Wednesday July 14, 2010 following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 68.

Lou will be remembered for his compassion, generosity, integrity and the difference he made in so many lives. Above all, he was a devoted husband, dad and grandfather, whose love was unconditional.

Lou retired in 1994 as Chairman, President and Chief executive officer of Sterling Winthrop, Inc., a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceuticals and consumer health products. His professional career spanned three decades of international business leadership. He lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, France and New York. He participated in the design and implementation of four major corporate mergers, led several international join ventures and the conceptualization and execution of a $4 billion multinational alliance which was the first of tis kind in the industry.

In 1993, he was named “Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year” by “Pharmaceutical executive” magazine and “Outstanding Alumnus” by The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulanc University.

He served as director of Solomon Brothers Asset Management and on a number of corporate, association, non-profit and philanthropic boards.

Post retirement, and particularly in his last years, Lou found his joy in riding his horses on his ranch in Carbondale, CO., earning his Divemaster certification and learning the art of underwater photography in Belize and around the world with his wife Judy. His greatest joy however, he found in his family and friends. Especially his Tuesday morning breakfast with Steve, Bobbie and Carlos.

Lou is survived by Judy, his wife and love of the past 7 and a half years, his sons and family, Ted and Sally Mattis, Tripp, Meg, John Price, Hooper, his daughter and family, Debbie Mattis Collier and William Collier, Mattis, Henry and Forbes, his sister and family, Salli Mattis White and David White, David and Chris, and is remembered by Judy’s children, Jack and Laura Candow, and their families. A celebration of his life was held at this home in Carbondale on July 16, 2010 with family and close friends.

Remembrance contributions may be sent to Children’s Tumor Foundation 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor, NY. NY. 10005 or to Holy Cross Anglican School, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America.

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