Dr. Matthew W. Brackbill
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Kuhn Funeral Home - West Reading
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West Reading, PA
Dr. Matthew W. Brackbill Dr. Matthew W. Brackbill, 27, passed away in Erie, PA on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Born in West Reading, he was a son of Dr. Robert Brackbill and Dr. Elizabeth (Whipple) Brackbill. Matthew was a graduate of Wyomissing High School, ’12, where he received recognition by both the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He was an active member of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra and a talented violinist. As a high school student, he earned a Certificate in Graphic Design at BCTC. While attending Grove City College, ’16, he participated in the symphony orchestra and was president of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. He worked as a medical scribe for a year prior to beginning his graduate work at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Matthew completed his studies and earned the distinction of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine as part of the Class of 2021. He was a member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Matthew was loving, warm, and affectionate and will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and his community. His life was a gift to us from God. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Elizabeth, and his brothers and sisters: Dr. Andrew Brackbill of Allentown; Emily Church (Ephraim) of Hershey; Sarah Robertson (C. Logan) of Groveland, MA; Rachel Werner (Roland) of Philadelphia; Dr. Robert Brackbill III of Allentown; Ian Joseph Brackbill of Berkeley, CA; and Julia Kate Brackbill of Wyomissing. Matthew is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. If so inclined, contributions in his memory may be offered to the Hope Rescue Mission. Services for Matthew will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1201 Yerger Blvd, Sinking Spring, PA 19608. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 until the start of services. Interment will be private at Sinking Spring Cemetery. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to assist the Brackbill family with arrangements. Condolences, tributes, and fond memories may be expressed and a webcast of services accessed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
Published by Reading Eagle from May 14 to May 16, 2021.
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Cullen O'Donnell
June 17, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Matt stayed with me for a few months in Warren, PA in the Summer of 2020. I am an Airbnb Host. He was a very nice young man. I enjoyed his company and had some great conversations with him. He will be missed. My sympathies to you.
Beth Conquer
Acquaintance
June 1, 2021
Words cannot express my sympathies to the friends and family closest to Matt. I was hall mates with him for one year at Grove City, and will never forget his thoughtfulness, kindness, gentleness, his love of music, art and how incredibly smart he was. He always chose his words carefully, and when he spoke people listened. He left an impact on everyone he encountered. I will never forget my year around the corner from him, and will continue to think of him often.
Ben Van Dyke
Acquaintance
May 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Maria Lynskey
Friend
May 21, 2021
LVHN IM Residency
May 21, 2021
Dear Cousins Rob and Beth. Sending love and hugs to you both and to the rest of your family. Charlie and I are so sorry about your loss of Matthew -- what a talented young man! Debbie Krusen
Debbie Krusen
Family
May 21, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Matt. I was lucky to experience my first two years of medical school with him. Matt was one of the smartest people I had ever met. He was a great friend, and will always be remembered as a great doctor.

My thoughts and prayers to the Brackbill family.

Matt, we will miss you.
Shefali Amin
Friend
May 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you, Dr. Brackbill, your wife and family. I know you will remember me as your patient and my parents, Bill and Sandie Mills asked me to extend their deepest condolences as your patients...they are not good with computer technology etc. My mother called to tell me and she was so very sad. My heart goes out to you and your wife as a parent myself. Know that my prayers are with you.
Sue Kasopsky
Acquaintance
May 19, 2021
Matthew was a pleasure to have in class. He inspired many of his classmates at LECOM. My sincere condolences to the Brackbill family.
ichabod jung
Teacher
May 19, 2021
Sara Meyer DO
May 19, 2021
Jennifer, Allison and Quela
May 18, 2021
spent countless early Saturdays mornings with Matt as my stand partner growing up & as mentioned here, he was indeed an incredibly talented violinist, but also incredibly humble and kind, and these traits together are extremely rare and hard to find— and were evident even in our horrific ability to make small talk as our teenage selves.

Rest in the deepest peace, Matt - all my love & strength to the Brackbills.
Maria Jiang
Acquaintance
May 18, 2021
Sending love, Jess Springer
May 18, 2021
I am so sorry about the unthinkable loss of your son, Matthew. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dottie Stoltzfus
Dottie Stoltzfus
Friend
May 18, 2021
I am so sorry to read about Matthew’s death. Please know you and your family. Are in my thoughts and prayers. Dottie Stoltzfus
Dottie Stoltzfus
May 18, 2021
I enjoyed spending time with Matt, I trusted him, and he will not ever be forgotten by me. He was an amazing person who would help his friends when needed, was able to give solid advice, and I truly will always miss him. I will carry my memory of him for the rest of my life, and I wish I was able to see him again at least once. My condolences to his family, he was a great guy and was taken too soon. I included a picture I took when we were still doing trivia nights on Thursday before COVID. I wanted the family to be able to see this picture (taken Oct 3, 2019) and have it for themselves. As I will always remember him this way.

To Matt: I will miss trivia nights, hangouts at each others place during the end phases of COVID Rest In Peace man, you’ve helped me more than you will ever know, and I just wish I was able to see and talk to you again. I wanted to hang out the weekend of the 1st but things don’t always work out, but I wish we were able to. But like I said when you couldn’t, “maybe next time”.
Timothy Fiscus
Friend
May 18, 2021
We grieve the loss of Matt. He and I were both premed at GCC. We always did our physics homework together. Over the years, we kept in touch about medical school happenings - last texting this November about the crazy Zoom interview process for residencies. I will miss Matt! My husband and I will keep the Brackbill family in our prayers.
Joscelyn Hodge
Classmate
May 18, 2021
It was an honor to know Matt from our time at Grove City College. I appreciate the thoughtful way in which he discussed difficult topics and the grace that he showed through hard times. Trips that we took to West Virginia and Atlantic City hold some of my fondest memories from that period. I'll carry his memory always.
Matt Hoekstra
Friend
May 18, 2021
Dear Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Brackbill and families,
We ae heartbroken with you for your great loss of your son, Matthew. We wish you God's peace and strength for the tomorrows...
Mabel and Larry Adam
Friend
May 17, 2021
Dear Dr. Brackbill & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Matthew. I am a former patient of yours. I know you have a strong Christian faith that will carry you through this sad time. Please accept my deepest sympathy as you grieve Matthew's passing.
Laurette Norman
Acquaintance
May 17, 2021
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Kim Spinka
Acquaintance
May 16, 2021
Dr.& Mrs. Brackbill & Family,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy on your great loss. May God give you all comfort during this most difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Robert, Debra, Ryan Ciervo
Debbie Ciervo
Friend
May 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
HERM AND ROSE
Friend
May 16, 2021
We are heartbroken since learning of Matt’s passing. ❤Beth❤Katie❤Joe❤Matt❤Rob❤.we know you best and grieve so deeply with you and the entire Brackbill family. We are so, so sorry. What a tragic loss.May God keep you in his warm embrace for a very long time as you go forwardwe love all of you so very much and miss Matt (and all of you) deeply

Matt helped me routinely with Meals on Wheels delivery and I got to know him quite well. What a beautiful and talented young man!!
Patty, BJ, William, Mary Kroppe Family
Friend
May 15, 2021
Katie Ertel
May 15, 2021
Ryan Braumann and Eric Renz
May 15, 2021
Dr. Robert and Dr. Elizabeth and family; my sincere condolences on the loss of your son, Matthew. One of the saddest things in life is to lose a child or grandchild. May God hold you in his loving arms and give you peace. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Etchberger
Coworker
May 15, 2021
I have you all in my Prayers ,I will always remember Matt as such a kind and loving boy .The love you gave your children was shared by all to others . Thinking of you all so sorry for this loss Love Pam van sickle and eric Oxenreider
Pam van sickle
Friend
May 15, 2021
Dr Brackbill and Ms Beth- no words or hugs can take this unbearable feeling away. They say we should not question God and why he does what he does. Just know the earth wasn’t good enough for Matthew . God needed him more! My sincere condolences are with the Brackbill family. From my family to yours

Love Sasha G
Sashantaa Green
Friend
May 15, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. With our deepest sympathy.
Carol and Richard Morganti
Carol and Richard Morganti
May 15, 2021
Dr. Robert and Dr Elizabeth May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My prayers are with you and your family!
Sue Etchberger
Friend
May 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Brackbill family for the loss of a very wonderful young man. We were certainly blessed to have had Matthew in our office over the years and see him mature to someone very special. We are saddened by this loss and we hope the memories of Matthew and your faith help carry you through this very difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr Stephen Hassler DDS, Dr Steve Jr DMD, Carol , Heidi and Amy
Friend
May 15, 2021
I’m so sorry Dr Robert and Dr Elizabeth, and family. My prayers for your family
Donna Haas
Friend
May 14, 2021
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