Matthew A. Aitch Jr.

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Aitch, Jr., Matthew A. of Lansing, MI, age 62, loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather and uncle passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2007. He was born on September 21, 1944 in St. Louis, MO the son of Matthew and Viola (Kinder) Aitch. Mr. Aitch graduated from Michigan State University in 1967 and was captain of the MSU Mens Basketball team that won the Big Ten Championship. He went on to play professional basketball with the Indiana Pacers. Matthew also earned a masters in Education from MSU. Later he was an assistant coach for MSU, a recruiter for the sports program, a minority recruiter for Michigan State University and Central Michigan University, and then worked in management for the Meijers Distribution Center. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and especially enjoyed coin collecting. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Frances. Surviving are his wife, Karen Aitch; 2 daughters, Casey (Brian) Zeh-Arndt, and Lauren Aitch; 2 grandchildren, Kazzy and Macey; 2 brothers, Charles (Winnie) Aitch and Daryle Aitch; 3 sisters, Sharon Aitch, Brenda (John) Baylis, and Machelle Aitch; several special nieces and nephews, Jemiah, Izmira, Ezra, Taliah, Lyra, Chester, Francenia, Frankie, Michael, Brandon, Brenda, Akeelah, Jabari, Jelani, Rashida, Tahira, and Lucia.Services:A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the TIFFANY Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan State University Women's Basketball Team in memory of Matthew A. Aitch Jr.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Apr. 7 to Apr. 14, 2007