Matthew Thomas Young
Rowley Funeral Home
330 South University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Jan. 15, 1972-Dec. 27, 2013

Matthew Thomas Young, of Mt Pleasant, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 after a two year fight with cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Rowley Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Matt was born in Lapeer, January 15, 1972, graduated from Mayville High School in 1990, and received his Bachelors of Applied Arts from CMU in 2006. Matt shared his life with his partner Tim Ruggirello for over ten years. They made a beautiful life with Lucy, Nellie, and Ricky at the Glitter Palace.
Matt worked as a Marketing Director for the Mt Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Matt had a strong impact on the community, organizing and bringing to life several community events. He was involved with Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce, and was a 2013 graduate of Rollie Denison Leadership Institute. Matt had a passion for art and creativity and was actively involved with Art Reach of Mid-Michigan.
Matt is survived by his life partner Tim, father Thomas, mother Kathy, step-mother Christine, brother Greg, sister Amy, step-sisters Amanda and Danae, step-brother Zachary, and his Chosen family of friends.
Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to two of Matthew's favorite charities: Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, Mt. Pleasant or The Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning, Mayville. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the Morey Cancer Center and Woodland Hospice.
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Tim, I am so sorry. I can't believe this I just found out what you have been going through. I am just so shocked right now that words fail me and are useless no doubt to comfort you at such a sad time. What a terrible loss for you and everyone who shared this walk with you. Wishing you strength and peace. take care
Mary Beth Wentworth
January 2, 2014
Tim, Hugs and prayers are with you during this hard time. You two were full of fun loving and smiles. Remember all the good.
Jean McClain
December 30, 2013
I will always remember you Matt! xoxo
Scott Naylor
December 30, 2013
I've always thought of Matt as being the epitome of human sunshine and we are blessed to have known him. Farewell, dear sunshine boy. Tim, our hearts are heavy for you that you and Matt will not get more time together. It is too soon, but the quality of our lives is so much better because we had Matt for the time we did and the bonus of both of you, too.
Joanne & Roger Grabinski
December 28, 2013
Thomas Deal
December 28, 2013
Barry Mcintyre
December 27, 2013
I got to know Matt as a volunteer intern at Special Olympics. His enthusiasm was contagious. His smile lit up a room.
RIP Matt. You will be missed.
Lois Arnold
December 27, 2013
Thank you for letting me share time in your life, I'm a better person for it. You will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
Kristin Watters
December 27, 2013
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