Mathew C. Reese, 41

Mathew C. Reese, 41, of Chewton passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 12, 2021 at his residence.

Born July 22, 1979 in Rochester, he was the son of the late James and Karen Statton Reese. He was married to Jami Hamrick Reese for 11 years.

Matt was a manager at the Ellwood City Forge. He enjoyed traveling, especially trips to the beach and Jamaica. He was an avid Steelers fan and loved playing fantasy football. He loved food and his puppies. Matt cherished times spent with his family, particularly with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Jami and his mother Karen, Matt is survived by two daughters, Allyson (Tyler) Boxen of Wampum and Kacie Hartzell of Ravenna, OH; three grandchildren, Aubrie, Ella, and Nash Boxen; parents in law, Art and Victoria Contois of New Brighton; and two brothers, Jim (Lori) and John Reese.

He was preceded in death by his father James.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 14, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main St. Wampum. The funeral service will be held at 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with his Pastor Andy Russell officiating.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held on Thursday July 15 from 11 am until 3 pm at the New Galilee Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or the Humane Society.

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13 thoughts on “Mathew C. Reese, 41

  1. What a beautiful soul you were Mat aka Single T in our family. You will be sorely missed here on earth. Thank you for being so good to us while we were lucky enough to have you on our family and then as a friend. ? My sincere condolences to his family, co-workers and friends.

  2. Karen. so sorry for tour loss. I did not know Matt personally, but I grew up with you and your brothers. No mother should have to bury their children. I can only imagine the pain you feel. Please take comfort in knowing that God has you in His hands as you grieve. God will take care of you.

  3. Jaimie, Ally, Kacie, Vicci, Butch, Rob, Angie and the rest of his family and friends our thoughts, prayers, and live are with yinz. May your memories wrap around you like a warm hug to comfort you. Sorry for your loss. Wish we could be with yinz.

  4. Out deepest sympathies to his family and friends. We didn’t know him very long but he was always kind in the short time he moved to our neighborhood. RIP Matthew

  5. Karen, no words can adequately express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I only met him once and could see he was your pride and joy. I hope you can find some peace and comfort through the caring of many friends and family.

  6. Matthew I didn’t know you for long, I didn’t know much about you. But what I did know about you, that you loved with your whole heart. I saw the beginning of you and Jami. At the Polish Falcons we would have such fun time. Your mom loves you beyond this world as you will love your family. Today you are an Angel of our father. You will continue to be needed by your family. Guide them, give them sighs that you are just in another room.

  7. What a wonderful guy.. I’m at a loss of words.. Heaven in fact gained an angel with Mat..My deepest sympathies and condolences to Jami,Ally,Kacie,Karen,Jim and the families in this difficult time.. God bless you my friend..

  8. So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and Karen in my prayers. May God be with you and Karen and help you in your pain. may he rest in peace.J

  9. My beautiful cousin… young yet touched so many hearts.. God’s got you… You will be so missed and love you buddy… ?❤️..

  10. You were truly one of a kind, and even though we never met in person I always considered you a good friend. I will miss all our Sunday chats about lineups and trades and just general life talk. You will be missed.

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