Matthew Stuart Suttle

Telford, Pennsylvania

1947 - 2019


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Matthew Stuart Suttle
Matthew Stuart Suttle, 72, of Perkasie, passed away on Oct. 31, 2019, at the Hershey Medical Center.
He was the beloved husband of JoAnn (Liguori) Suttle, with whom he shared 19 years of marriage.
Born March 4, 1947, in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was the son of the late Matthew Stuart IV and Anna Elizabeth (McNicholas) Suttle.
Matt graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1965, where he was an outstanding athlete competing as a wrestler, baseball player, and a linebacker and guard on the football team. He continued playing football as a linebacker at Juniata College for several years. In 1975, he received his B.S. in accounting with a psychology minor from Moravian College, Bethlehem. He went on to work as a comptroller at several large U.S. corporations. He was an avid bass fisherman, who enjoyed many trips to Canada with family and friends. He also loved the shore, especially Wildwood and Cape May. After retiring, not one to be still for too long, he took a part time job with the Manheim Auto Auction in Hatfield, PA, where he was able to once again enjoy another lifelong love, working with cars.
After his grandson, Julian, was killed by a drunk driver, he began leading a GriefShare group at his church. Helping those who lost a loved one recover from the loss and begin to rebuild their lives. He could be found enjoying many football games in the fall, high school to the NFL, a longtime Eagle's fan. Matt's love for learning was evident to anyone who spent time with him. He loved books and could often be seen pondering something. To those who knew him well, you know the look! He always encouraged his children and grandchildren to seek first after God, do your very best at all you put your hand to and don't be afraid to think outside of the box.
In addition to his wife, JoAnn, he is survived by his children Shelly King and her husband, Lee, of Morgantown, PA, and Chad Suttle of Boydton, VA; grandchildren, Colton, Barbara, Carrie, Casey, and Zachary; stepchildren, Michelle, Kevin and Emily, and eight stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by numerous cousins and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Frederick Suttle, and by his nine-year-old grandson Julian Adam Suttle.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Hopewell Christian Fellowship, 601 Hunsicker Rd., Telford, PA 18969, where the family will greet guests from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Interment will take place in Fairmount Cemetery, 123 Belvidere Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Matthew's name may be made to Hopewell Christian Fellowship with "GriefShare" in the memo or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home
667 Harleysville Pike
Telford, PA 18969
(215) 703-9800

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Matt, I will miss talking with you on Facebook. I have wonderful memories of you at Firth School and at PHS. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. Annette

JoAnn. So sorry to hear about Matt. You and the family are in my prayers. I will always remember Matt as excepting people for the way they are. He would always go up to Jim and talk to him. He was one in a million. Pls let me know if I can do anything

Dear Suttle Family. Matt and I were teammates and friends thruout High School and beyond. As we started our own families and moved to other parts of the state it was difficult to keep in touch but then came FB. I enjoyed his posts and comments and will miss them but he will always be a friend. God Bless!!

to family and friends of matt, MY HEARTFELT condolences.
i went to p'burg with matt
he was what one would call the gentle giant.
great athlete and a great friend
R.I.P. matt,, you will be missed but never forgotten

My Dear Suttle Family,So sorry to read of Matt's passing.May God Bless him and his family .

Sorry to hear about the passing of Matt I knew him , when we went to St.Lukes Episcopal church, and youth group. He will be missed, You are in my prayers

Saddened by the news of Matt's passing. Classmates at PHS and a Face Book friend, we shared many posts. Matt, I will miss you, my friend.

My condolences to Matt's family.First met Matt at Firth Youth Center when we wrestled for PAL back in the late 50's.I have a lot of good memories of Matt. Lost track of him for awhile after high school, then became friends on FB. He was always a great, friendly guy and will be missed. RIP Matt.

Opened the paper today and was sad to see that Matt passed away. I had messaged him and chatted a few times on Facebook and wish it had been more. Matt was a gentle giant. We grow up in the same area of Phillipsburg and became friends. I remember his dad as a big man kind of intimating but also a gentle giant. He looks like his father in this picture as I remember him. Matt was quiet but a very good athlete in high school. From what I read , the world will miss Matt! RIP my old friend and...