Matt Grams

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Grams, Matt
Jerrold "Matt" Grams passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, one day before his 53rd birthday. He was born on March 15, 1961 in Kokomo, IN to Richard and Patricia (Smith) Grams. Matt graduated from Kokomo High School in 1979. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1981-1985. After the Air Force, he worked at Northrop in Chicago where he met his future wife, the love of his life. On October 24, 1987 he was married to Charlotte (Char) Reynolds in Chicago, IL and she survives. They moved to the Phoenix area in 1989 where he worked for M. Tec and most recently Torrent Resources where he was a much loved co-worker and much valued employee. He was the top salesman in the country in this industry. Matt and Char loved to travel and their favorite destinations were Hawaii, San Diego, Sedona, and Vegas. He loved mountain biking and was not above tricking people into longer rides than they had planned. He also enjoyed hiking and snorkeling. He was a loyal fan of IU basketball, Pacers and Colts along with new interests, Diamondbacks, Suns, and Cardinals. He is survived by his wife, Char, parents Dick and Pat Grams, brothers Kerry (Deirdre) Grams, and Tim Grams, and one sister Stacy (Dean) Miller, all of Kokomo, nephews Jeremy Grams, Findlay, OH, Justin (April) Grams, Clarksville, TN, niece, Rachel Miller, great niece Chloe Grams, St. Mary's, OH, great nephew Aedan Grams, Clarksville, IN, mother-in-law Dorothy Reynolds, Glendale, AZ, sister-in-law Donna Yagi, Denver, CO, brother-in-law Andy Reynolds, Glendale, AZ and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, a special cousin Mark Grams, Mesa, AZ, 3 much loved dogs who will all miss that ever present smile. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Sigmund and Victoria Grams, Jesse and Nellie Smith, 2 uncles Robert Grams and Dallas Smith, one aunt Gloria (Enie) Kratzer, 3 cousins, Keely Kratzer, Shawn Kratzer and Rhonda Liedoman. Memorial donations may be made to the . A visitation will be held Saturday, March 22 at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria 85381 from 12 PM - 2 PM with a funeral service to follow at 2 PM. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.heritagefuneralchapels.com.

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Heritage Funeral Chapel
6830 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
623-974-3671
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 20, 2014
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