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Matthew J. Poveromo, of the Tripp Park section of Scranton, died Tuesday morning, November 6, 2007, at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
Born in Putnam, Conn., he was a son of Vincent and Alice Bloom Poveromo.
He was a member of St. Ann’s Basilica. He was an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
He enjoyed playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ravalo and Gilda Mione Poveromo; maternal great-grandmother, Gleta Atherholt.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Amanda, at home; his companion, Ashley Wombacker, of Scranton; maternal grandparents, Charles and Carol Atherholt Bloom, of Kingston; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral will be held Friday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, 100 N. Academy St., Danville, PA 17821.

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 7, 2007.
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October 2, 2015
was thinking about you today cant believe any of it still it may have been years but it still feels like a dream i looked up to you as a brother and im glad i had you in my life no matter what you will forever be my brother
Allison Krah
May 17, 2012
Hey Matt! Just sitting in my intro to comp. class (yess this is part of my assignment) missing you! I cant help but think about all the times you tried to show me certain things on the computer. i never got it then but i kno your helping me with it all now! i love you MJ and i miss you like crazy I wish you never had to leave us! I kno i didnt say it enough when you were here but I love you so much! i kno i will see you again someday!
tons of love forever
your lil sis
<3 Mandi <3
Amanda Poveromo
April 30, 2012
Hey povey its been quite sometime since you left us and theres not a day that goes by that i dont think about you, you were like an older brother to me and i cant belive your gone it sucks without you here but we will all be with you again in afterlife i love you bro and miss yo
allison krah
March 17, 2009
Hey My MattJoe, Just missing you. I thought about you (well I think about you everyday) at Joeman's b-day party when his cousin from Scranton got lost and Uncle Chuck had to go rescue her. And they said can you believe she got THAT LOST and I said yes Matt was driving to my house for the first time on his own and called us from Mountain Top and said he could not find the turn. Remembering that was sad and funny at the same time. I love you and miss you.
Love Aunt Susie
Susan Lee
January 17, 2009
Hey MattJoe just thought I would say hi and I love you
Aunt Susie
January 1, 2009
hey My MattJoe it's 2009 and I still miss you, alot and love you big lots (that's a store). I know you are watching over us and that is a comfort, I just wish I could do something for your mom and mandi. I love you.
Aunt Susie
susan lee
October 8, 2008
Hey My MattJoe, Happy Birthday in heaven.
I know in my heart you are in an incredible place and are watching over all of us, but that does not take away the sadness. I know you are with God and all our loved ones, but I still miss you.
You are ALWAYS in my heart. I LOVE YOU.
p.s. the window was not nice it, was cold, you brat.
Love Aunt Susie
Susan Lee
September 12, 2008
Matt was an amazing guy and a great friend to me . Though we have had our differences from time to time , I always hoped the best for him. I remember meeting him at Jackson Street Baptists Church . I not only got to know one awesome guy but his incredibly kind hearted family as well. My deepest sympathy to all who loved and knew matt. Matt , you will be missed . <3 Pam
Pamela Reed
July 9, 2008
HEY MATTJOE, Miss you everyday. I know you are watching oveer all of us and that is great comfort. Please send some of your "it only makes me stronger" spirt to Mandi, she really needs some. I love and always will. Miss you. Love Aunt Susie
susan lee
March 17, 2008
Hey MattJoe, tomorrow is the day that many years ago your pain started. I guess I should be relieved your are not suffering any longer, but I miss you everyday. You touched so many people with your bright smile and loving ways, the world, my world will never be the same. I look at pictures of your and I can see and hear your love. I know you are watching over all of us, please give us your strength and love. I miss you more than words can say. Love Aunt Susie
Susan Lee
February 9, 2008
hey MattJoe, I love and miss you. Life is not the same without you here. I know you are always with me, but sometimes I just want to hug you and tell you I love you. Tomorrow is Manda's birthday and A.J. and I will be going to her party. Thank you for letting me know you are with me, sometimes I need that. Love you, Aunt Susie
Susan Lee
January 7, 2008
Hey MattJoe, thinking a lot about you today and I really miss you. I am trying to be strong but it is not easy. I love you. Aunt Susie
January 4, 2008
hello,my MattJoe, I miss you very much. But I know you are in the best place a person can be, with the Lord. Everyday I feel you watching over me. Thank you. I love you. Aunt Susie
January 1, 2008
Happy New Year. Well we made it this far, so I guess we can keep going. We had the party and Ashley was here with us. Uncle Steve had to work and Uncle Charlie was in too much pain to come, and Nammie had to leave early. But you already know this. Please continue to watch over us. We all love you.
Aunt Susie
December 26, 2007
hello my MattJoe, I miss you so much, but I guess I do not need to tell you that, you already know. Chrismas eve was hard because I know how much you liked coming to church, I know you were there. I love you. Christmas was not the same but we made the best of it. and everyone is coming here for new year's just like always, I know Ashley can not wait, she said she is bring whippies and cheese cake. I guess the cheese cake is for Uncle Alan, maybe that will make him happy. I said I would have the house ready but I have no energy, so people will have to deal with it. I know you will be here. I love you and I will talk to you soon.
Aunt Susie
November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving to all who know and loved Matthew.

I am thankful for having him in my live.

Matt, I love you and know you will be with us.
Aunt Susie
November 16, 2007
Matt was loved by so many people and will be missed by many more. He had the best smile that can never be forgotten. He made a big impact on my life almost like he was my big brother. I miss you Matt.
Stephanie Wombacker
November 15, 2007
We are so sorry to hear about Matthews passing. Stog and I were out of town for 12 days and didn't know until this morning when I read the obits online. I am so sorry. I remember Matt as a young man coming to our house on Halloween trick or treating. He always had a big smile on his face. I know what he meant to all of you and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Maryanne & Bill Stogoski
November 13, 2007
I am so glad to have met Matt and his family through my son. Matt was a wonderful kid who spread sunshine every where he went.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Vince, Alice and Amanda and Matt's extended family. God Bless you all!
Robin Bennett
November 12, 2007
Matt, You will be missed by many people. You were loved by many. No one will ever forget you. I will remember all of the great times we had together. I miss you bro. I love you.
Amanda Wombacker
November 11, 2007
Matt<3 will be missed by many he was a great kid
and loved by many. some day we will all see him again
brittany herschaler
November 10, 2007
Things will never be the same without you. But everything we do you'll always be on our minds and in our hearts. So don't you worry we'll always love you. You'll never be gone you will always be there.

Arturo Figueroa Jr.
November 10, 2007
All the good times will not be forgotten.The garbage can was the greatest time ive ever had with you.

Matt Syrylo
November 10, 2007
To the family of Matt.
HE was one of my best friends.he was gods gift to everyone he new.I cant evan begin to feel your pain and sorrow.
Matt i love you you were the best friend i could have ever had in the hole world.
you will never be forgotin im my life all i can remember is the good times we had. you will always be with me.<3
Tara Muha
November 10, 2007
To Matt's family,
Our deepest sympathy goes to all of you. Matt was a wonderful boy who showed love to everyone he knew. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. With love, Jackie and Chuck
Jackie & Chuck Coolbaugh
November 10, 2007
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Matt. We will always cherish the memories and stories Daniel has told us about the happy, as well as, challenging days he and Matt shared at Camp Chihopi. Matt was such a vibrant, positive force for the younger campers. He will truly be missed by everyone who had the priviledge of crossing paths with him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Maryann & Dave Kovacs
November 10, 2007
I was stunned, saddened and speechless when I saw Matts name up on our board on 8 North. He is such a wonderful, precious young man who has touched my heart and will always be kept there for ever. Now that he is an Angel, I am sure that he will be looking over all of us guiding us in the right direction until we meet up with him again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Carrozza, PCT
November 9, 2007
Matthew Joseph our gift from God for 19 years has left an amazing mark in our lives and on this world. His lightheartedness and love for life was what made him our little Matt Joe, MJ, Povi or what ever that little name you had. His life was not an easy one he suffered more than it seems like anyone should, but he never complained or said it was not fare, he just continued to be Matt.

Although are hearts are broken, our faith must not be. Matthew was given to us to have and to love and to teach us things we do not even know we learned yet. And now he will watch over us and be with us always.

We all have our stories, thoughts, and memories of special times with Matt and those are the things we must think about today, tomorrow and forever.

He will never be forgotten and will always be loved by each one of us.

Aunt Susie
Susan Lee
November 9, 2007
We are so sorry and saddened to hear that Matthew has passed away. Please accept our sympathies and wishes for your peace and comfort. Thank you Lord for Matthew. Mary and Dave Wallace, and Sean
Mary Wallace
November 8, 2007
Sons of the American Legion


Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God, the Great
Commander, to summon to his immortal legions our
beloved comrade, Matthew Poueromo , and;
Whereas, We humbly bow to the will of Divine Providence,
while ever cherishing in our hearts the memory of his
distinguished service to our country and his outstanding
contributions to the Sons of The American Legion
Comradeship; now, therefore be it
Resolved, That Black Diamond Squadron 395, Sons
of The American Legion does mourn the passing of our
comrade Matthew Poueromo that we commend to all
men his works, and to God his spirit; and be it further
Resolved, that in token of our common grief, a copy of this
resolution transferring Matthew Poueromo to
Squadron Everlasting, Sons of The American Legion
Squadron 395
November 7, 2007
I never met Matthew. I know a girl named Tara. I know that she is feeling sad about him. I bet he was a wonderful boy. My prayers and thoughts go out to his whole family and all of his friends. Sorry for your loss. I hope you find the way out of the sorrow. I can understand how hearbroken you all are. I do feel for you. Just remember... he's always with you.
Samantha Kuehner
November 7, 2007
Dear Amanda and Family, I didnt really know Matt but I always saw him around school and he was always happy.
I guess god just needed a new angel
I am a friend of Amandas<3
R.i.p. Matt.
and play hard up there for us =]
November 7, 2007
Our Sympathy and prayers for you and your family.Judy often spoke of Matthew over the years.
Larry & Betty Jane West
November 7, 2007
To the entire family of Matthew, we send our deepest heartfelt have known matt was truly a pleasure..we will never forget his laughter & smile...
don & sue white
November 7, 2007
Dear Vince and Family,

Bless you and your entire family in your time of loss. I can't even begin to know your pain. Just know that you are in our every thought and prayer.

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God" Matthew 5:8

Paula Allison and Family
O/N CSM Wal-Mart
Paula Allison
November 7, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know what you are going through.
The Ahrens Family
November 7, 2007
Matt, you and i were good friends for a little bit, we kinda stopped talking, and boy now do i regret that, you were a great kid, and i loved talking to you! .. you always had me laughing, i know your up there looking down on everyone, and keeping us all safe, your in heaven now, and your heavens angel. we all love and miss you very much<3
Justine Moore
November 7, 2007
Alice,Vince& Mandy..
Words can not say enough we are so sorry for your loss, i will never forget you matt you were a great kid that will be saddly missed.
barbara perry
November 7, 2007
To the Poveromo family -

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious son, Matthew. He was an amazing young man. I feel so priveliged to have had our paths cross twice - first at camp when he was just a little tyke, and then again at JWCH. Matthew fought hard and gave so much back to others during his time here. I pray that you will be wrapped in God's love in this most difficult time, and that He will comfort you with the Peace that passes all understanding.

"Dr. Alex" - pediatric resident

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

Dr. Alexandra Solosko
November 7, 2007
i love you miss lots awlays
tara howe
November 7, 2007
Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for your loss of a son, brother and friend. “All publicity is good, except an obituary notice. -Brendan Behan”
Nick Dando
November 7, 2007
Our deepest thoughts go out to you and you family in your time of loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything you can always ask.
Kayla Howey
November 7, 2007
Even though it's been a few years since you left Horseheads Matt has always been in our thoughts and prayers. We have and will continue to miss him. He was a great kid. Our kids always had a great time with him and Amanda. If there is ever anything we can do for you do not hesitate to ask. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love You.
Tom and Joan Austin
November 7, 2007
Vince & Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Karen & Chris Oakey
Karen Oakey
November 7, 2007
No words can express the sorrow that is felt with the loss of a child. Know that you are not alone in this time of grief. Know with each passing moment the precious memory's of yesterday will help heal the pain. Prayers of love and sympathy are with you and your family
November 7, 2007
Vince and family,

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayer.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed our they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

My God watch over you and your family. God Bless you all

In Christ we Love

Michael and Shiela (CSM o/n)
and family
John 3:16
Shiela DeGroat
November 7, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

Charlene Jones
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