Matthew "Matt" Spector
Matthew "Matt" Spector

Matt, age 48, passed away peacefully at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, on July 12, 2021. Matt was the beloved son of Jerome "Jerry" and Arlene Spector; brother of Stacia (Clay) Kaufman and Jennifer (Jeff) Nicholson; and uncle to Ella and Emma Kaufman and Brayden and Dylan Nicholson.

Born in St. louis, Matt graduated from Parkway Central High School in 1991 and received an associate degree from Forest Park Junior College. After attending a fine arts program in Florence, Italy during his junior year, he returned to Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

After graduating from college, and based on his lifelong interest in computer technology, Matt joined the Philosophy Documentation Center at Bowling Green State University. When the Documentation Center moved to the University of Virginia in 2001, Matt moved with the company. In 2003, Matt accepted a position with OFM Computer Systems, Inc. in Charlottesville as a Computer Technician, and was promoted to Technical Support Manager in 2016.

In addition to helping people with their IT issues, Matt enjoyed reading, painting, listening to music, playing his guitar (he was terrific), and spending time with his friends and family who particularly appreciated his wonderful sense of humor. There is no question that he will be sorely missed by everyone.

Contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O Box 937, Verona, VA 24482-0937 or a charity of your choice.
Published by Daily Progress on Jul. 18, 2021.
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Matt and I shared many interesting thoughtful chats over the years. Matt was thoughtful, smart, and had an incredibly kind and sweet spirit. He was a good friend to me and I miss him very much.
Susie Fowler
Friend
October 8, 2021
Words can never express the level of loss experienced, but family will always be there for support. Much love to the family, and prayers always.
Nathanial D Waid
August 12, 2021
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son, Matt! I didn´t know him, but the praises and comments are so remarkable. I think he had a lot of your qualities, Arlene! Way too young to die. Prayers your way to the entire family.
Mary Kay Durbin
July 26, 2021
I am completely devastated about Matt´s passing. Matt was always a highlight of working with OFM. He was kind, funny, interesting and just an overall fantastic person. My world is a much sadder place without him. My sincerest condolences.
Gretchen Wood
Work
July 22, 2021
Again, there is little I can say; you are in my thoughts and prayers, So sorry and sending love your way in this toughest of sorrows.
Carol Stukey
Other
July 22, 2021
Love to you always. Cherish the good memories.
Dave and Linda Baumstark
July 22, 2021
Matt was smart, funny and a super nice guy! I am so very sorry to hear of his passing!
Andrea Grooms
Work
July 20, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear this. Matt and I worked together at the Philosophy Documentation Center, and he was a great and funny guy to work with. My condolences.
Greg Swope
Work
July 19, 2021
I was so shocked to hear about Matt's death. What a loss! He was always so helpful and smart and fun to work with when I would call in with a computer problem. I will really miss him as I'm sure will OFM and all of their other clients.
David Kudravetz
July 19, 2021
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time God give you strength in the days ahead
Gloria Prochnow and family
July 18, 2021
From our family we offer our deepest condolences on Matt's passing. He was a great person to work with. We will miss him. Bob Klima
Better Built Communications
July 16, 2021
The world has lost a great guy, and I've lost a valued colleague. Matt helped me out many times. Unfailingly polite, patient, and congenial. I'll miss him.
John Reilly
Work
July 16, 2021
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