Maddox James Hyde
2004 - 2019
BORN
2004
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
206 Main St
Reynoldsville, PA
Maddox James Hyde, age 14, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Ohio Street in Reynoldsville, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
He was born on Aug. 21, 2004, to Kenneth James Hyde and Kristen Nicole (Williams) Potter in Honolulu, Hawaii; both of his parents, and his loving step-father, Steve Potter, survive him.
Maddox attended elementary school at West End in Punxsutawney. He also attended one year at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Most recently, he was an eighth-grade student at the DuBois Area Middle School in DuBois.
Maddox was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 72 in Reynoldsville. He participated with Extra Life Gamer, which is a charity that he used to raise money for UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Maddox raised over $16,000 in just over a month; he finished in the top 40, worldwide, out of 50,000 other participants. He was an avid Xbox gamer who spent much of his time playing Fortnite with his friends and family. Xbox Live made it possible for him to stay involved with his loved ones, even on days when it was difficult to leave his bed.
When he could venture out, one of his favorite things was eating BBQ wings at Main Street Pizza in Reynoldsville. Maddox enjoyed following and subscribing to many different people on YouTube, mostly involving video games. He always said he was famous and enjoyed being in the limelight.
In every picture and in every moment, Maddox was always and continuously smiling. Those who came to know him through Facebook, television, or other ways, always commented on and will remember his contagious smile. Despite any hardship he has gone through, he was always positive and had a genuine love for life. He is a three-time cancer fighter, spending the last eight and one half years battling. Maddox also enjoyed the beach, especially Ocean City, Maryland.
Above all, Maddox loved his friends and family most. He always has, and always will, bring joy to their lives. The thousands of followers, supporters, and distant friends will miss seeing him and cheering him on. More than most, his story has impacted thousands of people worldwide, and those who took the time to follow him now have a better appreciation for what they have, and will honor the example he set.
In addition to his parents and stepdad, Maddox is survived by three siblings: Jayden Hyde, 15, of Reynoldsville, Grady Boal, 5, of Reynoldsville, and Aryssa Hyde, 8, of New York; his maternal grandparents, Ron and Dawn Williams; his paternal grandparents, Scott and Val Hyde; his maternal great-grandmother, Linda Kaizer; his paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Hyde and Ginger Royer; two aunts, Kelly (Jason) Holloway, and Erin (Jesse) Brewer; one uncle, Jeremy Hyde; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Judy Neal.
Maddox did not care for a traditional funeral home feel and instead wanted to have a light and bright feeling. In keeping with his wants and feelings, family and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Chateau d'Argy, 345 Main St, Brookville, PA 15825. His 150,000 cards, footballs and other offers of care and comfort he received will be on display for all to see. The entire community is invited and welcome to come and say goodbye to this sweet boy.
A funeral service will be held privately at the family's convenience, officiated by Pastor Sam Bundy. Interment will take place at the McClure Cemetery in Big Run.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maddox's name to the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder – d'Argy Funeral Home, 206 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851. Online condolences and other information may be found at www.snyderdargy.com.
Published by The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2019.
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Maddox, you are no longer in pain. When I read about your illness I was saddened. My brother in law is fighting brain cancer and it takes a toll on him and everyone around him. I saw your wish and sent you a Christmas card. I hope you got to read it and I hope it put a smile on your face. You will so be missed . To Maddox's family, though it is not clear, God has a plan for Maddox. Know that he is in a better place and is no longer in pain. I pray for Maddox and his family. May he Rest In Peace. You got your wings, Maddox, one of God's newest Angels.
John J
March 15, 2019
You made a wise decision to have a "parting party" rather than a traditional funeral. It made us so proud of you because you valued life so much & wanted us to remember your life instead of death!
March 9, 2019
We will miss you dearly but we know that you are with Jesus and meeting more souls in Heaven. You loved everyone no matter where you were!
March 7, 2019
Carolyn Bish
February 19, 2019
Maddox you are a very big trouper, You will be loved and missed by everyone. I love you buddy. :(
Carolyn bish
February 19, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29:11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength.
February 14, 2019
I say a rosary for you each day
Ame Caline
February 12, 2019

You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. ISA. 41:10
February 4, 2019
I came to know of Maddox and his health concerns through my daughter-in-law who was one of his teachers. I was glad to be a part of the card senders and prayer warriors for him. No words can truly express what he went through and what his family went through. To all of you, may you find peace. And Maddox, you now soar with the angels in the presence of God. Amen.
Georgeann (Volansky) Bianco
February 3, 2019
Rest in Peace Little Angel. You touched lives in a way few can achieve.Any Father would be proud to have a Son like You, Any Mother the same.
Nick Viania
February 1, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15) ~JW
February 1, 2019
To the family of Maddox Hyde, Im very sorry for your loss. Lean on God to help you through this. He will give you peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time and he will guard your hearts.
January 31, 2019
Many people didn't get to meet you in this life. What they will be pleased to realize is that they will meet you in Heaven & that's FOREVER! Everyone will be in perfect condition & content with the others who are there. There will be perfection & completion in every way
The Smith s
January 31, 2019
Maddox I know you are in heaven smiling that gorgeous beautiful smile of yours! I am so happy that you no longer have to deal with pain or sickness. You are a true warrior. You have taught the world that being kind and getting along is possible. I will keep your famiy in my daily thoughts and prayers. I will never forget you and your courageous battle. Mostly I will remember your gorgeous unforgettable one of a kind smile! I pray I see you again someday in my future. Love and Strength to your family
Darla & Tom Sones and Grandchildren
January 30, 2019
Miss you buddy :( :(
Carolyn bish
January 30, 2019
I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I followed your fight on facebook. A true warrior. Fly high and pain free, Maddox. We will all miss your smile..
Joanne Brodtman
Friend
January 29, 2019
Joanne Brodtman
January 29, 2019
For a young special person I have never seen the school work so hard and kids getting along working hard for you. You have inspired so many people you don't even know it was such great joy to see everyone caring and not fighting among each other. God has surely blessed us with you even for this short time. Thank you and God bless your family thru this time they will be in our thoughts and prayers. Fly high Maddox.
January 29, 2019
miss u bud
cody edwards
January 29, 2019
You were & are so well loved. You set a real example of God's love to others. You never dreamed that you would be known worldwide showing persevering faith and hope.
The Airgoods
January 29, 2019
For our precious Grandson. We didn't get to spend enough time with you yet the time we had was more enjoyment for us than we have ever had. You made us feel important,loved and needed. Everyday you told me I am a warrior Grandma and you were. You will always be our warrior Angel. You are in our hearts forever. Love,Grandpa and Grandma ❤
Debra Andrews
January 28, 2019
Heaven gained another angel...fly high, Maddox!
January 27, 2019
You are such an inspiration to so many, fly high Maddox, you will be sadly missed, but you have a special purpose, you are a beautiful angel!!
Jeffery and Kimberly Marshall
January 27, 2019
Maddox We the people of du Bois would like to tell you that we are so pleased that you are finally "OUT OF THE WOODS" & have made it to your new home. Our town means "of wood." Jesus was a carpenter and has built you a new home.
Town of Du Bois
January 27, 2019
Such a wonderful young man. He touched so many hearts. Thank-you for sharing him with us.
January 27, 2019
Maddox August 21 was the day you came into the world. August 21 of 2017 was the day of the eclipse. Now you are in Heaven looking over us and all of the celestial events. I am so happy for you. Please watch over us at Punxsutawney as we say a remembrance prayer for you that day!
Punxsutawney Phil Club
January 27, 2019
It is a blessing to know that many people come together in times of need for others. We were so happy to send cards & prayers to the Hyde family!
The Airgood Family
January 26, 2019
MAY YOUR LIGHT SHINE FOREVER!!!! BONNIE BYERLY
Bonnie Byerly
January 26, 2019
To the family of Maddox I AM HOPING THAT YOUR FAMILY RECEIVES AS MANY CARDS FOR YOUR PASSING LIKE YOU RECEIVED FOR CHRISTMAS! I FEEL THAT THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE FOR MEETING YOU IN PERSON & PUBLIC MEDIA. YOUR FRIENDS IN HERMINIE PA
January 25, 2019
Maddox It was my pleasure to send you one of the many cards that will be kept forever in memory of your courageous battle for life.
Michel Polnareff
Friend
January 25, 2019
May his light shine forever!!
January 25, 2019
To the Family of Maddox Hyde, I would first like to say ,Im sorry about Maddoxs passing. You have my sincerest condolences. Although I never knew Maddox personally, I felt like I knew him all of my life. I don't have Facebook, but I was able to follow him on Friends of Maddox website. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning and see if there was anything new posted about he was doing. I prayed hard each and every day for a miracle , but little did we know that God has other plans for him. I sent him a Christmas card and later on a card with yellow fuzzy chicks to try and cheer him up. I felt as if he was my mission every day,to pray for a miracle. I would have loved to meet him , hopefully someday if I am lucky enough to go to heaven. I will miss his contagious smile !!! You should be very proud of the person he grew to be. I know he is smiling in heaven and playing video games . Looking forward to Friday . Lots of Love, Bonnie ByerlyP.S.My daughter and I took tea lights to The Reynoldsville park. We also took a beautiful gold star that lights up,blinks and changes colors. Before we left I said, THERE YOU GO BUDDY,IT'S ALL FOR YOU.!!
Bonnie Byerly
January 25, 2019
To Maddox family , I am so sorry for your great loss. I did not personally know Maddox, however from everything I've read it was my loss. I pray in time you may find a measure of comfort in in Gods inspired words of the Holy Scripture 1Thess.4:13,14
January 25, 2019
I will miss Maddox saying hi to the little girl with Downs I used to take care of and I at school everyday. It didn't matter if we were running late or on time, he was always there to give us a huge smile and to say hello.
Paige Gregory
January 25, 2019
I will miss Maddox saying hi to me and the little girl with Downs that I took care of, at school everyday. He made sure he always said hi no matter what, even if we were running a little late he was still there to give us a smile and say hi. =)
Paige Gregory
January 25, 2019
We are thankful for the opportunity to pray for you Sanford
Sanford
January 25, 2019
The office of Dr. Garofolo in Level Green PA supplied the patients with Christmas cards to send you. Now you are with Jesus! He is the reason for sending Christmas cards. You honored Him by requesting cards recognizing His birthday! He is so pleased! Linda
The Patients Of Dr. Garofolo
January 25, 2019
Maddox You had an uncommon name but like all of us we need love & prayer. You received that from all over the world. The world's common bond is the want to be healthy and happy. Now you are! The town of Rillton PA had you on many prayer lists!!!
Village of Rillton PA
January 25, 2019
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