Matthew's Funeral Costs

As you may or may not know, at 4:40am on 12/18/2017, my brother Matthew passed away. He was just shy of his 31st birthday. Matthew was an incredible man, kind-hearted, and loved his friends and family. Words cannot describe the hole we feel in our hearts at the loss of an angel, taken from us far too soon.

Growing up, Matthew loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, going to the beach, skateboarding, and camping. He was also an avid animal lover, always having a pet, which he referred to as his children. He was also a very accomplished young man, achieving two college degrees in philosophy and psychology. 

In his spare time, he loved spending time with friends, walking his dogs, and spending time with his family. He especially loved spending time with his niece, Olivia, who he viewed as his own daughter. He spoiled her rotten. His other passion was music. He loved all genres of music, and enjoyed going to concerts whenever he could. Matthew was a Red Sox fan, and he took delight in the fact that the rest of his family are all Yankees fans. It lead to a lot of playful teasing.

This unexpected loss has created a large financial hardship for his family, and we are asking that anybody who can help alleviate some of the burden please do so. It would be greatly appreciated. We have set the goal at $5,000, but any donation would help. 

Thank you.
  • Christine Fruehwirth  
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Joachim Jacobus 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Scott Farley 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $45 
    • 44 mos
  • Barbara Sherry 
    • $25 
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Daniel Skolnick 
East Patchogue, NY
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