Matthew Thomas Walsh, age 23, formerly of Overland Park, Kansas, was killed in front of his home in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Matthew was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 23, 1985 and relocated to Overland Park at the age of 11. He went on to work several jobs, including 3 years at Dean & DeLuca, during which he attended the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. He graduated with honors and a perfect attendance record in January, 2008. Matthew met the love of his life in Jamie Wolff of Junction City, Kansas. Matthew and Jamie were wed on June 11, 2005. Their daughter was born March 6, 2008 and they could not have been happier. The family had moved to St. Louis in May where Matthew began his career as an aircraft mechanic. Matthew leaves behind his wife, Jamie, daughter, Scarlet Grace, parents, Tom and Valerie Walsh of Overland Park, brother, Jeremy of Overland Park, sister, Elaine of Orlando, FL, grandparents, Cletus and Kathleen O'Sadnick and Lillian Walsh of Albuquerque, NM, parents-in-law, Bob and Toni Wolff of Junction City, KS, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008 from 6 to 8pm at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. A memorial service will be on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 3:00pm at Blue Valley Christian Church, 12251 Lamar, Overland Park. In lieu of flowers, a special account has been set up for Jamie Walsh at UMB Bank to help the family. Any monetary donations can be made out to Jamie Walsh and sent to the family home, in care of Tom Walsh in Overland Park. Matthew would tell us that "it"s all good." He will live forever in our hearts; he will not be forgotten. (D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66210, 913- 451-1860)
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Published in Kansas City Star on Sep. 4, 2008.