Matthew Donald Geary

Matthew Donald Geary June 12, 1982 - September 27, 2008 Matthew Donald Geary, age 26, suddenly, passed away September 27, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born June 12, 1982 in Greensburgh, PA to Roger and Tammy (Hyatt) Geary. Matthew was a resident of Grand Junction and had previously resided in Acme, PA. He graduated from Palisade High School and was a member of the Palisade High School football team. Matthew was an avid fan of his favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed photography, watching movies, playing poker and cooking. Before his passing he was employed with Verizon wireless as a salesman. Matthew is survived by his parents, Roger and Wendy (Steele) Geary of Grand Junction; brothers, Roger Geary Jr. of Denver, CO and Hunter Steele of Grand Junction; sisters, Melanie Dziewit of Phoenix, AZ; and Sarah Steele of Aspen, CO; sister-in-law, Mandi Geary of Denver, CO; and grandparents, Don and Ellie Hyatt of Mount Pleasant, PA. He was preceded in death by his mother Tammy Lynn (Hyatt) Geary. A memorial service will be held on October 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Connection Church with the Reverend Paris Wallace officiating. Burial will take place in the Snowball Hill Cemetery in Kreager, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew D. Geary Memorial Fund in care of Wells Fargo Bank. At the families request they have asked that people in attendance of his memorial service please honor Matthew's memory by wearing Steelers attire or the colors black and gold. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Published in The Daily Sentinel from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2008