Matthew was born on June 14, 1970 and passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Matthew was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing. Born and raised in Streator he attended Woodland Grade School and graduated from Woodland High School Class of 1988. He served in the United States Army Reserves for several years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Streator High School Educational Foundation, Streator Youth Soccer or the charity of the donor's choice.