Matthew Waldron Stahl

Matthew Waldron Stahl, 8, of Montrose, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his home. Born June 15, 2004, in Scranton, he was the son of John M. Jr. and Rachel A. (Durkin) Stahl.

He was a third-grade student at Lathrop Elementary School. He played Blue Ridge Youth Soccer.

Matthew was a passionate and extremely caring and sensitive boy. He was very well loved by his family. He had an infectious smile and laugh.

Matthew attended Bridgewater Baptist Church, where he was involved in the Voyager and Sunday School Program.

He loved being outdoors building a tree fort and playing with his siblings and his dog, Montana. He had a great imagination and enjoyed pirates and Iron Man.

Survivors include his parents, John M. Jr. and Rachel A. Stahl of Montrose; siblings, Michayla and Jack Stahl at home; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Catherine Durkin of Orlando, Fla.; paternal grandparents, John M. Sr. and Diane Stahl of Montrose; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Nancy Landis of Pittston; paternal great-grandparents, John and Catherine Shockley of Skillman, N.J.; Jack W. and Barbara Stahl of Lecanto, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Cathleen Durkin, Rob and Sarah Durkin, Michael Stahl, Stephen and Mariah Stahl; his dog, Montana, and bull calf, Thor; numerous great-aunts and great-uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Tony and Una Durkin.

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Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Route 706, Montrose, PA 18801, followed by a luncheon at Bridgewater Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Waldron Stahl Memorial Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County, 270 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.

Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 31, 2012