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Obituary - Jeffrey M. Von Matt, Sr.

Jeffrey M. Von Matt, Sr.

Date of Passing: March 11th, 2008

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider an education fund to be established for Jeffs children, % Sharon Von Matt, 1641 State Route 12N, Waterville, NY 13480

Jeffrey M. (Jeff) Von Matt, Sr., 51, of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday March 11, 2008 at University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born October 12, 1956, in Utica, the son of Kasper and Mary Lou Malone Von Matt. He was a graduate of Waterville Central School and received his Associates Degree in Business from the Utica School of Commerce. Jeff was a US Army veteran. On July 8, 1994, at the First United Methodist Church, Waterville, he married Sharon G. Roberts. Jeff was a claims adjuster for Progressive Insurance in Utica. Prior to that he was the manager of the New York State Potato Co-op in Sangerfield. Jeff was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He loved to watch his children's games and activities, enjoyed photography and was a race enthusiast. He is survived by his wife Sharon; two children, Shawna and Jeffrey Von Matt, Jr., both at home; a step daughter, Jenny Sitts, her fiancee, Christian Woods and their son Ja'Quary Woods, all of Utica; his parents, Mary Lou and Kasper Von Matt of Waterville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jill and Joe Kane of Waterville, Lisa and Ken Blume of FL and Melissa and Scott Whitehead of Waterville; a brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Jennifer Von Matt of Waterville; two nieces; four nephews; and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 am at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Spring interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.

Condolences:

Sharon, i am deeply sorry for you & for your children for your loss. i feel honored that you would take your time out to call to let us know, when you had so many other things to take care of. i will remember you in my prayers & i know how strong you are, as i feel lucky to have gotten to know you. God bless, i will talk with you soon~ bonnie
bonnie evans

Sharon & Family - We are sorry for your loss and we will miss Jeff. Blessings to you and the family during this times. You will be in our prayers.
Cousin Carol and Martin Messner

Sharon & Family - Here's a poem I found that says it all - In My Pocket -- I have memories in my pocket. They rattle among the change. My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go. They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole. They give me comfort when I think I am alone. Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there. But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious. All of my family have you all in our prayers. May God Bless all of you during this time.
June & Bob

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our beloved nephew and cousin and the Von Matt Family during this difficult time. May the peace and love shared by Jeff for his family be everlasting.
Aunt Gert, Uncle Dick and Cousins Tim and Sandy Malone (Lasseter)

Sharon and kids, We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you. You are so fortunate to have so much family to lean on. God Bless and keep you.
Tom and Paula

Sharon, We are sadden by your loss. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. God will give you the strenght to carry this load. He always does. You will find support in the love ones around you Fred and Martina
Fred & Martina

Sharon, I am so so sorry. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Stay close to the Lord and he will comfort you. Lots of love, Phyllis
Phyllis Colucci

Sharon, i'm so sorry. My heart goes out to all of you. I'm sorry I cant be there, i'm heading to Florida on friday. We'll keep you in our prayers. Take care of yourself, i'll call you when i get back.
Judy Acker

Sharon, Jeffrey, Shawna, Jenny and entire family....I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is my hope that knowing that your friends are thinking of you at this difficult time will help ease the pain in some way.
Sharon Sobolewski