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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Published by The Morning Sun from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2013.