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Matthew G. Risell

MATTHEW G. RISELL, 31, OF EXETER TWP. Matthew G. Risell, 31, dearly loved husband of Kristy C. (Norman) Risell, Orchard View Rd., Exeter Twp., was taken from this world on Tuesday in Upper Macungie Twp. Matt, born on May 21, 1982 in Phoenixville, was the son of Eleanor J. (Wolfe) Risell, Lower Frederick Twp., and the late George M. Risell. He was a 2000 graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University Of Pennsylvania in 2005. Matt was also in the process of obtaining an Associate's degree in computer technology from Reading Area Community College. Matt was an opto-electronics technician with Infinera Corp., Upper Macungie Twp., and also operated Skwiz Designs and Photography, a freelance business. He was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ. In addition to his wife and mother, Matt is survived by his sister, Christine Risell, Windom, MN; his lifelong best friend, Jeremy Homeyard; an extensive group of loving family and friends; and his beloved pets. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 at Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., 21 W. Main St, Trappe, PA 19426. In addition, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 2 at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, PA 19473, with the Rev. Susan Hanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to any charitable organization. Burial will be held privately by the family.

Funeral Home

Holcombe Funeral Home
21 Main Street Trappe, PA 19426
610-489-7266
Published in The Mercury on Aug. 30, 2013
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