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April 11, 2015
Dearest Matty,

I have just learned about your dear, sweet mama, and am grieving for you, for me, for all Mary's family and friends. She is with your dear dad now and that is where her heart has always been. But she loved you with her whole heart and wanted to be with you too. i do not know what happened and i don't know how to reach you so i am pouring out my sadness here in the hopes you will someday read this and know your wonderful mom was always in my heart. We talked often of getting together again in Boston or Philadelphia after reconnecting again and we just never seemed to get it to happened. I reread her emails, all her pride in you, her joy in my erica, her painful missing of Matt, and the stress of her work. She gave 100% to everyone and everything. Perhaps her heart just wore out. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers all day, every day. i haven't seen you since you were a little boy but i remember you clearly and send you love and all the support i can give you. Your friend and Mary's, Heather (Reed) heatherhreed@gmail.com
February 14, 2015
We love you!
February 14, 2015
Heavenly Darling,
Remembering our special day and all the memories that told our story on Valentine's Day. Today, I opened the urn containing the petals from my bouquet, which still are vibrantly scented. I am still holding your hand no matter where I walk knowing you're beside me. Your love is a bridge to cross an ocean of tears from missing you. Happy Valentine's in Heaven Sweetheart. Loving you forever,
Mary
October 19, 2014
Matt, our whole family misses you so much!
It is easy today to give thanks for such a wonderful man yet it will always be hard to reflect upon the day that separation from his family all of us only occurred in death. Anyone who met Matt always knew that he sincerely cared about every one, always tried to help anyone in need and enjoyed living a wonderful and good life with his wife and son. In many of our eyes, he lived up to his name, Matthew, in Hebrew; the name means "a gift of God." May his spirit rest in our memories of him and his life continue to reflect such wonderful characteristics that will always be exemplary to all of us reading this memorial page dedicated to him.
As we all know the apostle, Matthew, was know for his walk with Jesus and teachings of the Christian faith. The Prayer to St. Matthew is as follow::

O Glorious Saint Matthew, in your Gospel you portray Jesus as the longed-for Messiah who fulfilled the Prophets of the Old Covenant and as the new Lawgiver who founded a Church of the New Covenant. Obtain for us the grace to see Jesus living in His Church and to follow His teachings in our lives on earth so that we may live forever with Him in heaven. Amen
October 19, 2014
Heavenly Husband,
It has been 1,095 days since you left us or 1.576,800 minutes without you. Hardly one of those minutes passes by without the memory of you. Not knowing what separates us now, why we cannot see or talk to one another, why this happened, or why, why, why, you left and were still here. Loving you forever in your absence. Love forever, Mary
October 18, 2014
Darling Matt,
Today marks the third year of our living without you, a total of 1095 days, which feels like an eternity. I hesitate to say "anniversary" because this word connotes happiness and celebration. Today, I kept busy with the orchestra but constantly felt the sadness that this day and time of year now brings. Matthew was busy in New York with an art installation. I told Matthew you would advise him to never pass up a special opportunity. You would be so proud of him! There is never a still moment that we are not thinking of you. We love you sweetheart.
October 18, 2014
September 28, 2014
Happy Birthday Sweetheart. I know you blew out your candles in Heaven. We love you forever.
Love,
Mary and Matt Jr
September 21, 2014
Sweetheart,
My heart is waiting for you at the corner of 16th and JFK for you to run by with a high five at the "Rock n Roll" Half Marathon here in Philadelphia. Missing you every minute of every day. Love, Mary and Matt Jr
September 21, 2014
Sweet husband,
I watched the runners this morning here at the Philadelphia "Rock n Roll" half marathon and couldn't stop myself from thinking about the many times you ran this race and the last one, just the month before we lost you. The earliest race picture is from 1989 - Matthew was a baby in a stroller. I know you are running for all of us in Heaven. We love you sweetheart and miss you every minute of everyday. My heart will always be at the corner of 16th and JFK Boulevard waiting for your high five as you run by in the race. Loving you forever. Mary and Matt Jr
June 21, 2014
Thinking of you, Love, and so grateful to have shared 25 years of my life with you. My devoted love continues. Thank you girls guiding me in my decisions. I know you're with Matthew and me. Love forever, Mary
February 23, 2014
Thinking of you darling on Matthew's birthday weekend. Remembering you gave him his first bath. You would be so proud of him as he completes his degree requirements at Parsons in film. Like you, he is intense in his work and is extremely focused. Please stay near him as he steps on the threshold of what will be an accomplished career. He has missed you tremendously but is stoic and steadfast. Love eternal parting the clouds to cyber Heaven.
February 15, 2014
Dear Heavenly Darling,
I thought about you all day yesterday but was too paralyzed by grief to write. Happy Valentines Day sweetheart and anniversary. I will hold the wonderful memories of our time together forever in my heart. Please send your blessings to our beautiful son who walks so deftly in your footsteps. He has been so good to me, Matt. I worry for him in his tendency to want to alter his path for me. Having no other immediate family, it places so much pressure on him. I will continue to encourage him to find a life of his own without guilt or worry. You would be so proud of his strength and achievements. Give my love to Dad, Noel, and my parents. Love eternal, Mary
December 26, 2013
Missing you Darling this Christmas and everyday. Two years have past but the pain is ever intense as if our losing you just happened yet our sorrow could fill eternity. Matthew has one more semester in NYC. You would be so proud of him. He always asks, "What would Dad do?" Thank you for guiding him and keeping us safe. We love you forever. Merry Christmas sweet Darling in Heaven. Love,
Mary and Matt Jr
October 19, 2013
Matthew means a gift from God. Thank you for being our gift while you were with us.
October 18, 2013
Today marked the second anniversary of your leaving us for Heaven. We miss you darling, while sharing our memories of you that are ever so previous. Rest in God's love sweet darling. Love,
Mary and Matt Jr
September 27, 2013
XO
September 27, 2013
Blessing the day your were born and saddened by the day you left us!
September 27, 2013
Celebrating your sweet birthday in the past and present.
September 27, 2013
Happy Birthday in Heaven Darling! Matthew and I are wishing you joy in Heaven on your birthday. We will always love you.
September 09, 2013
a light burning bright for love everlasting
September 02, 2013
Sweet Darling Husband,
It will be two years next month since you left us here. We are staying strong and inspired by you. Life is so different for me, made tolerable only by the sweet and precious memories we shared for 25 years. Always steadfast in my love, you will remain in my heart forever. Thank you for sending the pennies, which I find everywhere. They are a constant reminder that you are near.
September 02, 2013
Today and every day, we are wishing you a beautiful day in Heaven, Sweetheart. We miss you so much. Matthew started his last year of graduate school and is very busy with his work including his teaching assistantship. I know how proud of him you must be. He is a leader just as you hoped! Like you, he will never be a mindless follower. He is so much like you in so many ways, especially in his noble and ethical standards and sense of solid integrity. He has been such a protectorate of me. Thank you always for the gift of our beautiful son. He is truly a "gift from God" just like is beloved namesake, carrying your goodness forward. I love you forever, Mary
April 28, 2013
Sweetheart,
When I logged on my computer this afternoon and synchronized my files, oddly, a picture of you and Matthew popped up from a couple of years ago, which is strange because I don't save personal pictures on my work computer. I suppose the Heavens are letting us know that you are still with us. Matthew didn't remember the picture but was happy to receive it. I hope you see the picture in cyber Heaven, darling husband. We miss you very much! We love you forever.
All our love,
Mary and Matthew Jr.
April 20, 2013
Hi Mary and Matt jr

Matt and I spent early years working together at Smith Kline. Ed Sternberg, Matt and I often go for coffee and lunch together. Along with many friends I miss him and especially his smile.

Best wishes
Tauseef Butt
Malvern PA
April 19, 2013
Sweetheart in Heaven,
You in our hearts as we remember that 18 months ago, you were call to Heaven. It was the beginning of our heartache. Loving you with all our hearts,
Mary and Matt Jr
April 13, 2013
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February 24, 2013
Heavenly Matt, Today we celebrated our son's birthday. We missed you sweet darling but know you are with us in spirit. Thank you for guiding us from above. Love, Mary
February 10, 2013
January 26, 2013
Darling Matt,
Here is the plaque that Bill, Chuck, and Barbara helped to get installed. A man can be measured by his friends - yours were tried, true, and wonderful.
January 26, 2013
Sweetheart,
We were thinking of you a lot this week. On tuesay, January 22, your dear friends from GSK, had a memorial for you on the West Campus in Upper Merion. It was very special. Bill, Wendy, Chuck, Tom, Bob, Francine, Barbara, Lois Ann, and so many other friends miss you very much and wanted to honor your memory. Many shared tears and told us how wonderful you were....never competitive or boastful. Always, calm and of gentle demeanor, never complaining but always getting your work done well. Others said you had hired them, helped them, taught them, or gave guidance. Matthew was able to gain a glimpe of your life and friends at work too. We visited a tree planted behind a plaque with your name, saying, "Quiet by nature, unfallingly reliable, and dedicated." The tree and plaque is situated near the gazebo and tennis courts where you used to take a walk with friends at lunchtime. We saw the lab and office where I used to wait for you to finish your experiments so we could go to dinner during our early years. It beckoned memories of our happy times together a few years before Matthew was born. We will visit this site often and think of you and the friends you left behind along with us. God bless you Sweetheart in Heaven. We love you forever.
Love,
Mary and Matthew Jr.
December 29, 2012
Happy New Year precious husband in Eternity. We love you sweetheart and miss you every minute of every day. Love, Mary and Matt Jr.
December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Sweet Heavenly Darling. Matthew and I love you and are thinking of you with devoted love. Sending you eternal love that transcends death.
December 04, 2012
Dear Mary,
I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. Please send me a note - mepfrp@aol.com - perhaps we can get together over Christmas as we will be in Phila area. Would love to see you. ME
October 12, 2012
Matthew,
It will soon be one year since we last saw you. We miss you so much. We are trying to go on without you, and though we try to smile, underneath we are sad that you are not here with us. Love, Matt Jr. and Mary
October 03, 2012
Hi Sweetheart,
We miss you even more now that we are approaching the first anniversary of your not being with us. We will miss you every day that we live. I know that you know how much we love you and always will.
Love,
Mary and Matthew, Jr.
September 27, 2012
Happy Birthday to your darling in Heaven. We miss you and wish we could celebrate your special day with you. We try to celebrate your life without you, which leaves us with an emptiness but give us hope that we will see you someday. Love forever, Mary
September 15, 2012
Dear Darling Husband,
Soon it will be 11 months since you left us for Heaven. We are trying to get through the days that will mark this sad anniversary, keeping love in our hearts for you.
Love,
Mary
September 15, 2012
Sweet Darling Husband,
Last year at this time, you were running the Philadelphia Distance Run, and making me so proud as usual. Matthew and I miss you. He is doing well in school, and we think of you often, especially this time of year. Your memorial is beautiful and tied to the love that we shared every day of our time together. Loving you here, knowing you are near us in spirit. Love to you forever, Mary
August 13, 2012
Darling Husband,
As Matthew begins school this month, please hold him close to your spiritual heart. He needs your fatherly guidance. Love, Mary
August 13, 2012
Dear Matt,
Thinking of you during a typical week in Maine, and missing you. Love, Mary and Matthew Jr.
August 12, 2012
Dear Darling,
This is the first time in 24 years that we didn't go to Maine in the Summertime. We could bear to go without you. We are thinking of you with devoted love no matter where we hang our hats.
June 20, 2012
Darling Matt,
I was very sad tonight at Noel's wake because tomorrow is her burial, and there were so many similarities between our losing you and now losing her. This evening, I kept separating my grief for each of you. The pictures displayed at the funeral home of you and our family were particularly sad for me to view. So many people inquired about you. Your childhood friend, Robb, drove all the way from Massachusetts. Please look after your little sister and guide her. Sending you all my love.
June 17, 2012
Sweetheart,
Here is a picture from Matthew's graduation. Loving you everyday in every way while you are in Heaven without us. Love, Mary
June 17, 2012
Dear Sweetheart,
How often does one see a woodpecker, a monarch butterfly, and other signs of nature in Center City. I know that these are signs of your presence. I know you are with Matthew and me. We will love you always. Love, Mary
June 16, 2012
Dear Sweetheart,
We are missing you so much. There will soon be a heart-shaped heart stone marking your burial place in Center Cemetary. Matthew graduated last month, and we knew you were there. I will send you more pictures to Cyber Heaven. Love, Mary
April 24, 2012
Dear Sweetheart,
There is not a solitary minute when we do not think of you. We miss you so very much. Sending our love to cyber Heaven. Loving you always, Matt Jr and Mary
February 19, 2012
Dear Sweet Matt in Cyber Heaven,
We love and miss you Darling as we mark the 4-month anniversary of your being called to Heaven, a time locked in our memories as we are still suspended in time. Your suitcase is still unpacked and is the way it was when it was returned to us without you. We seem to be waiting futilely on your return to unpack your things.

Matthew continues to excel in his school work and has been so strong and resourceful despite the imponderable lament he feels and struggles to overcome. He often quotes your advice as you are still guiding him from Heaven. This week he will have his first birthday without you since his birth. You were the first to hold him, bathe him, and comfort his first cries on the night he was gifted to us, our "gift from Heaven." Pease continue be hold him close and guide him in the steps of his life's journey now and always.

Loving, longing for, and missing you always,
Mary
February 19, 2012
Hello Sweetheart in Cyber Heaven,
We miss you darling as this marks the fourth month anniversary of your being called to Heaven. Your returned suitcase is still packed as it was when it was returned to us without you.

Matthew will be celebrating his birthday this week for the first time without you. He has been so strong just as you were. You would be so proud of him and the young man he has become. He continues to do well in school and will graduate in May. He quotes your advice often so I know you are guiding him. Please send him your God-given wisdom to choose the right career path. We both love you very much and will miss you forever.
Loving you, missing you, and longing for you always,
Mary
February 05, 2012
Dear Sweet Matt,
On this day, two years ago, your precious father passed away only to have you join him in what feels like an eternity yet it was only 3 months ago. How I cling to our final good-bye and your precious hugs and kisses. I can still see you driving off for the airport as I watched your car disappear from view. I know you are with your father in a better place, yet I cannot understand why that place is not with us here and now since we were so happy together and should have had more time. Matthew Jr. and I are doing as well as can be expected in having emptiness in our hearts. The days have never grown much colder than the mid October day God called you to his side. It would have been great running weather for you here but I know you are a champion runner in Heaven. Sometimes I can still see you in my mind waving as you run by our house. I know you are with us in spirit but we still miss you. The daffodils that you planted are coming up in our yard and around the community. They will be a little more precious this year as they dance in the wind. Sending you love and devotion to cyber Heaven, Love always Mary and Matt Jr.
January 21, 2012
Dear Sweetheart,
The winter chill we feel without you bring a piercing pain of loss of you. Yet we are united in our love of you. Matthew has been strong like you you would want him to be. You would be so proud of him. Please send us your blessings from Heaven, most cherished darling. You are with me in spirit and forever in my thoughts. I love you. Love forever, Mary
December 27, 2011
Matt
We missed you terribly this Christmas season, it was not the same without you as I know it never will be again. Matt Jr and Mary have kept your spirit alive through their strength and love. I'm sure you are so proud of them. I often think of all the fun we had growing up and how close we were. Those memories will be cherished forever in my heart.
I love you
Noel
December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas Darling Matt,
We miss you so much, and are without much holiday joy as we struggle to live our lives together without you visibly present. You would be so proud of Matthew Jr. He received all As again and will graduate in May. Despite his sadness and time missed from classes, he rose above the grief he stoically carries from losing you. We visited your grave site and placed a heart wreath and perpetual candle there that burns bright, but hopelessly dimmer than the love that will forever burn bright in our hearts and that can never be extinguished. We will return there soon yet still you are with us in spirit every minute of the day just as you are ever present in our thoughts every passing moment.
Love forever,
Mary
December 10, 2011
Mary and Matthew,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Matt's passing. I worked with him at SB/GSK and at one point Matt was my manager. He was such a kind and gentle man and he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies in this great time of sorry.
December 09, 2011
Mary,
I remember fondly our talks together about work, life, and our "babies" back in your office in Radnor. I was always taken by how you looked like a teenager in love when your husband would come up in conversation; such a peaceful, happy smile. May this extraordinary love carry you and Matthew through the holidays. You will see him again. With love and sympathy,
December 09, 2011
Sweet Matt,
The Christmas Season leaves us so longing for you to share it with us. It is also the Season of Hope and our hope that we will see you someday. As Jupiter lights up the southern sky this time of year, we look to the Heavens to find you. All our love forever,
Mary and Matt Jr.
December 01, 2011
Matt:

I met you after about 20 years at Ed Sternberg's retirement party in October 2011. It was a great honor to meet you. I will never forget the times we had when both of us joined Smith Kline Beckman in 1983. Those were the times and we immersed in research and also had fun.I will miss you.

Tauseef Butt
November 20, 2011
Our Sweet Matt and Dad, We love you and miss you so much! Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven, as we are sure that great holidays of celebration are honored there We are thankful for the life we shared with you and hope to rejoin you someday. You had a special destiny here that we shared with you for a brief time. Yet behind the facade of your brief earthly life, you lived so honorably that God called you early to his side. You have great dignity now, free from all of the travails of our sad earth Above all, you have been given the wonderful gift of living the eternal life that God had planned for you where you will reside in love's tranquility until we see you again. As a bird that soars high with open graceful wings or the as the ocean that needs no land to contain it, may you know the limitless and vast beauty of Heaven. Please catch a glimpse from afar to rescue the love that was marooned here when you didn't return from your travels. Please remember that our love transcends earth's myopic horizons and your are ever preent with us in spirit. We will continue to search for the link between human and divine so that we share your presence with us. Loving you forever, Mary and Matthew Jr.
November 15, 2011
Dear Mary,

I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Heartfelt sympathy,
Reena
November 15, 2011
Dear Mary:
I was totally shocked last evening at the DKHOA meeting to learn of Matt's passing! May God keep you and your son in his holy hands.
Warmest regards,
Phil Bannan
November 12, 2011
My Dear Matt,
Remembering the wonderful times with you. If it is possible, to imagine, your parting from us has made Heaven a better place. We miss you so much but will do our best to carry on with your guidance from Heaven. Love Forever, Mary and Matt Jr
November 06, 2011
Matt,
We miss you so very much with the daylight hours growing shorter. We are loving you every minute of each day. Matthew means "a gift from God". You will together with our son continue be my God-given divine gift forever.
All my love always,
Mary and Matt Jr.
November 06, 2011
Dear Mary, I was saddened to learn the news of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All the best to you always.
November 04, 2011
Dana,
We were so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. I hope that loving memories of Matt, will be a comfort to you at this sad time.
Hearthfelt sympathy
Peter & Susan Borofsky
November 04, 2011
Dear Mary,
I was shocked to hear of Matt's death. I can only hope that your years of happiness and your many good memories will enable you to live with this sad loss.
November 03, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew Jr.,

Please accept my hearfelt sympathy.Your loss was a tragic one and I wish you only loving memories of the happy times you spent together. We all send our prayers.
Cheryl Kramer
November 03, 2011
Mary, please know that your friends and colleagues everywhere are thinking of you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
November 03, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts have been with you in these past weeks, and I wish you comfort and peace through this difficult time.
November 02, 2011
I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and daily meditations. Please be well. Life remains a precious gift and you are very important to many. David Amato
November 02, 2011
Mary,

I am so sorry for your loss. Because of your connection to him, I always felt as though I knew Matt even though our paths had never crossed. As a pair, I know you two were dynamite. My thoughts and wishes are with you and your son.
November 02, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
November 02, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew

My thoughts and prayers are with you during these diffcult times.
November 02, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Matt was such a wonderful man and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him or work with him. May you be comforted by God's loving arms about you and the prayers of your friends and loved ones.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 02, 2011
Dear Mary, Matthew and family,
I am so sorry for loss. Know that Matt is running through the gates of heaven and will be waiting for you when you come. It was a pleasure to know such a wonderful person. He has touch so many people's lives and we are grateful for that. Your memories and friends will help you get through these difficult times. Know that we love you and are here for you. Take Care.
The Dungee Family, (Terri, Dave, Deanna & Danielle)
November 01, 2011
Mary, Matthew, Family,

You don't know me, I worked with Matt since 1989, when SmithKline Beckman became SmithKline Beecham, to 2007, when I retired. Matt was always a worthy, solid, valued colleague. As I, too, traveled to Rixensart in my time, I was deeply saddened at the news of his passing during one of these trips, doing what he did so well, his job.

Please accept my deepest condolences for your such very sudden and tragic loss. I have you in my thoughts and prayers and will remember Matt always with great fondness.

Paula Goldberg, East Norriton, PA
November 01, 2011
Noel,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will hold Matt forever in the palm of his hand.
Love, Dede
November 01, 2011
Noel - I am so sorry about Matt. I am thinking about you.

Lisa
November 01, 2011
Noel,
So sorry for this tragic loss for you and your family.
Much love,
Patty H.
November 01, 2011
Dear Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Matthew.
November 01, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 01, 2011
Dear Mary, Matthew, and family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Take care.
November 01, 2011
Mary

My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
November 01, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew, Words cannot express the shock and sadness felt on hearing of Matt's passing. I want to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss, and hope that the wonderful memories you have will help you through this most difficult time.
November 01, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary, Matt and the Whitman family,

The shock and the feeling of profound sadness at Matt's passing will stay will all of us who have been touched by him and his family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

Mary, you have been part of our Medical Affairs family for nearly 10 years and this news affects us all very deeply. The sudden and unexpected aspect of Matt's passing give us pause to reflect not only on the impact to you, Mary, Matthew and your family, but to your extended JBI family. It is a stunning reminder to all of us to live life to its fullest and to appreciate the time we have together with family, friends and colleagues.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family following this sudden loss. As you meet with friends and family in CT, your PA friends are there in spirit as well.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary and Matt - thinking of you during this terrible time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
Please know that you and Matthew are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary,
We will always remember sitting with you and Matt at the Ursinus graduation. May God bless you and your wonderful son.
October 31, 2011
I was deeply saddened to hear of Matt's passing. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to you and Matt Jr. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary and family. I worked with Matt and although we were not close, he was a joy to be around when we saw each other. My prayers are with you for this sudden loss.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary, Matthew, and the entire Whitman Family,
We remain shocked and saddened by the premature passing of Matt. You are all in our throughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Mary Ann, Art, Matt, and Izzy Thomas
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary,

My deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
We celebrate Matt's life with you and send our deepest heart felt condolences to you both. What a wonderful and loving person he has been to all of us. Please remember that Matt is look down on you both smiling and know you got the baton. Love and Prayers
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,
Our prayers go out to you both. Our whole family was so blessed by Matt. Matt was such a wonderful soul who had a gentle way of helping and touch the lives of so many of us. I especially thank God for blessing Matt with his dedication and kindness to helping his parents, inlaws- your father and I, and many others in our family with health issues. What a devote husband, father, son and brother he has been to us. Our family loved him deeply and lift you and Matthew up in prayer. May you find peace in knowing that Matt is resting and with God, as " To be dead in Christ is to be presnet with the Lord." Love your Mother Jane and Family
October 31, 2011
Mary
My heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your son on this tragic loss. I will keep you both in my prayers. Although I did not know him personally, I know he was someone special since he chose you, someone special to the rest of us, to spend his life with.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary, Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers for you, your son, and Matt's family.
October 31, 2011
Dear Mary:

My deepest condolences to you and your family. You did your husband proud in writing his obituary. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 30, 2011
Dearest Mary and Matt-
My heart breaks for you on this very tragic and significant loss both for you personally and to the world in general. My deepest, deepest sympathies to you and your family. May you know no further sorrow and may Matt's memory always be a comfort and blessing to you.
With great fondness,
Alan Mendelsohn
October 30, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
October 30, 2011
Dear Mary,

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You and your husband are in my prayers.
October 29, 2011
Mary

Suzanne and I wanted to express our deepest condolences to you and the family for your sudden, terrible loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Take care,

Emil
October 29, 2011
Mary and Matthew:

May God give you strength in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth, Joseph, Sean, Patrick & Caitlin
October 29, 2011
Dear Mary,
You, Matt, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.
October 29, 2011
Our thoughts are with you all....
October 29, 2011
Dear Mary and Matthew,

Even in my limited acquaintance with Matt, it was clear that he was a sweet and kind man, someone who would make a wonderful husband and father. I have felt so good about Mary over the years, knowing that she could develop her potential backed by a supportive and loving home. I have followed your growth, Matthew, hearing from Mary how she and Matt nurtured you lovingly.

Matt will always be there within you both. Keep his memory close to your hearts and he will continue to be a support and comfort to you for the rest of your lives.

My thoughts will be with you during this trying time.

Fredda London, Philadelphia
October 29, 2011
Dear Mary and Family: My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
October 29, 2011
Dear Matt,
I love you with all my heart,now with a large void left by your passing away. I will miss you for the rest of my life. I can only be comforted by the last words we spoke to each other, I love you, over the phone when we did not know that would be our final good-bye on this earth. As I know how modest you always were, I tried hard to be humble in writing your obituary but by your modest standards, I probably failed - forgive me. Thank you alaways for the 27 years we shared, for being a wonderful husband and father, for always being strong, for holding my hand so often, for your calmness, gentle confidence,and our never once having harsh words with each other. I hope you will send messages from Heaven to guide our dear son, who loves you so very much. On family visits when you would go out for your morning run, you would slow down and then stop by your dear father's grave to pray and talk to him. It is only fitting that you will be beside him there, reflective of your being together in Heaven, for I know that if there is a Heaven, you are among those called. I must now work hard to be worthy of joining you. Matthew said he will emulate your gentle and noncompetitive ways in keeping your spirit alive in him. You will always be ever present in our lives. Rest in peace sweet husband in God's tender care. Love, Mary
October 29, 2011
Mary and family, you have my deepest condolences for your loss.
October 29, 2011
We extend our deepest sympathies at this time and thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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