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Charles Matches

AGE: 79 • Little Silver

Charles "Chuck" Matches, 79, of Little Silver, formerly of Red Bank, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 after a 4 year battle with lung cancer.

He grew up in Shrewsbury, but lived most of his life in Red Bank. After graduating from The Delbarton School and Colgate University, he served in the U.S. Navy. As the owner and operator of Matchless Carpet Care for 35 years, he gave many people part-time employment. He was a partner in Leon's Rug Cleaning prior to starting his own business. In his younger years, he sold carpet and worked for his father's construction business. He served on the Red Bank Board of Education and coached Red Bank baseball and football in the 1970's. He was an avid Giants and Jets fan, enjoyed watching game shows, and listening to a wide variety of music. He enjoyed vacationing with family in Delaware. What he truly enjoyed most in recent years, was spending time with his granddaughter, Darla. Chuck yelled at everyone, but especially at the family members, his friends at The Brothers Restaurant, and the Throckmorton Avenue neighbors he was close to and loved. He was also very generous to those same people. Chuck was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Chuck leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis Matches; his son, Chris Matches and wife Stacie; granddaughter, Darla Matches; his mother, Regina Matches; and brother, Keith Matches. He was predeceased by his father, Charles W. Matches.

As per his wishes, his body was donated to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with no memorial service.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 29, 2017
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