Such a great guy. My condolences to his family.
We are so sorry for you and your family, Matty. We just found out. May you rest in eternal peace. Our hearts are broken.
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Jessica macdowell lit a candle
Today marks a week. The pain is still as great and the questions to why still have no answer. We all miss you soo much. We all love you. Send ur smile to all of us.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
I dont really know how to write all i have to express. I am soo heartbroken, angry, appreciative, wow -so many emotions in five days. The nightmare of you, my brother gone to us ! You were taken way to soon -
I just want that hug before you left-i love you baby brother!
I was so proud of you from your book smarts to your street smarts -i just admired you so much -i bragged about you all the time! Your way of life- your thought process of things that i wouldnt see it , the way you did. You were soo intelligent- and a goof ball at the same time!
You were a great generous thoughtful brother and uncle to my kids and i ! You always thought of us even though miles away and life’s craziness! I so appreciated that!
if i called you You saved me -had my back as if you were my older brother- you would fix it!
Your nieces and nephew were taught about cars that had doors that came up on the side like back to the future- introduced to BMX bikes to motorbikes since they were little- Porsche -Corvettes -Ducati -Harleys- you loved your wheels for sure and designed and ordered them over seas special to your liking.. i never even knew you could do that -when you did something anything you did it complete 110% - i cant believe all the peoples lives you touched.
Last night when were celebrating you, matty - i realized it just wasnt me you were great to many people - from what im hearing you had peoples back when in need from ..putting in a sound system in a car to getting a lawyer for legal trouble for a friend-
I pray you are chillin with cousin Chris and the elders! Making them laugh -smiling with that great smile and looking down protecting us. I need you always please guide me and be by me.
Forever i will miss you love you always Matty… your sister ox
Praying for you and your family. Love you guys
R.I.P. My man. God bless your soul and family.
Matuza put me on to bike life, we all knew the risk everytime we rode. You will be miss brother!!!
One Love! God Bless! Always!
I’m so sorry for your loss Alicia & the Matuza Family. My sympathy & prayers .
Rest in Peace Matty. My deepest sympathies to friends and family. God bless.
Matty, we first met at the old Glamore Smithtown Ford, I only new you as Danny's little brother. You introduced yourself and had some questions about the sound system in your car, which you already had a good understanding of how it all worked. I remember thinking to myself you march to a different drummer and I saw a part of myself in you, so we hit it off.
As time went by I got to know you and at some point we decided we should work together. As my second employee the three of us became a team.
Over the next several years with your ability and analytical personality combined with a get it done attitude there wasn't anything we couldn't accomplish. Those times we worked together were some of my favorite memories and you were an integral part of them.
When opportunity came for you and a career change was inevitable I knew it would be a great loss but only wanted the best for you.
In a moment I realized our relationship somehow changed. You had become not only that energetic kid with lots of questions, that valued, loyal, hardworking employee to my equal, my caring, do anything for you, always looking out, wild, hysterical and wonderful friend who has left an irreversible mark on my life.
Matty, your essence lives within me and is comforting to know that is forever!
To the family my deepest sympathy.
To Danny, Mike and family I am sorry for your loss
My deepest heart felt condolences to Diane and family.❤
To Matt's family and dearest friends may peace and comfort wash away the grief you are feeling I can't comprehend the pain you feel.
God be with you Matt, be at peace.
I’ve been just waiting for my uncle to pull up and say I’m just kidding guys. My emotions are so confused. I just want you to come hug me. I want to smell your cologne. I just wanna hear your voice. See your smile when I say uncle mattchewww. I miss you so much and I can’t even process that your actually gone. I love you so much my crazy slim shady uncle. Forever you’ll be in my heart. Your pumpkinanna
So many memories riding in your Datsun, coffee, music movies laughing until tears ran down my face. Now it’s different tears . But I cherish those memories I have of you forever. Rest easy my sweet friend
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. RIP ALWAYS
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family . RIP ALWAYS
Pam and Ron Bailey
Matt was like a brother-in-law to me, so to speak. I wish nothing but my deepest sorrow to his family, to the friends that knew him best, and to his partner in life, Alicia. They were each other's rock for nearly 7 years. They opened their home to us and our dog whenever we came back to LI to visit Alicia & family. May God give her strength in the coming days, months, and years as she tries to move forward. I can't imagine losing my significant other, my best friend and life partner. May her & Matt's friends and family continue to give each other the support they need to get through this. Many memories were spent in Matt's backyard watching the birds, shooting the shit about nothing and about everything, always with a laugh and a light-hearted debate. He taught me how to put English on a cue ball and work on my bank shots. And the last time we hung out was, luckily, 2 weeks ago and the two of us watched Bethoven's 2nd together. I only have happy memories of him, and hope that he continues to watch over and take care of Alicia, like he always did.
When I first heard about the accident it was early Friday morning on channel 12. Although they had not mention your name, as always when hear such news it’s natural for me to say” God Bless this soul and their families. When I found out it was you, I said it can’t be. When I think of you I remember the wonderful friendship you had with Jessie since High School and still today. Matt, I believe God needed another Angel to lead in the kingdom of eternity. One thing God has stated/ promised fear not for I am your God..I’m sure you heard this voice you experienced peace of stillness peace of love peace of rest. In life as in the transitioning of your spirit you will live on in all our hearts.. your presence will be tremendously missed.. know that every encounter, every laugh and everything you have done thus far will forever be remembered especially by those who you’ve inspired, encouraged on yur journey of life.. Rest In Peace until we all meet again… Molina Family..
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Michelle Sayers lit a candle
My deepest condolences to the Matuza Family. I met Matt from the neighborhood while he went to Lasalle and I attended Academy of St. Joseph. He had an amazing personality, smart, funny, honest, kind hearted and a great smile. He could always make you laugh. I remember trying to teach him to dance for my sweet 16. If you needed him he was there for you. It is a great loss. My heart goes out to the Matuza family and I will keep you in my prayers in this difficult time.
May flights of Angels sing you on your way as you pass through the pearly gates. I pray that your family finds peace and comfort soon . Much love my sweet friend
I am so sorry for your loss.my heart goes out to you and your family.
My heart goes out to Dan and the whole Matuza family. I remember Mathew back in the day when I worked at Ford. He was a great guy. Rest In Peace
Praying for strength and healing through this difficult time.
I DIDNT KNOW MATTHEW BUT I AM VERY CLOSE FRIENDS WITH HIS PARENTS EVELYN AND MIKE '
I FEEL THEIR PAIN, I PRAY THEY GET THROUGH THIS HORRIFIC LOSS I WILL PRAY FOR THEM IM HERE FOR THEM IF THEY NEED ME, I LOVE MY FINE GOOD HEARTED FRIENDS GOD BLESS YOU MATTHEW
I went to school with Matt and haven’t seen him since graduating from La Salle. He would give me a ride home every once in a while in his old Datsun. I remember one time we were driving home and he pulled the emergency break and we spun out, he was was laughing and I was screaming. He was awesome! He would always hook me up with some type of drink that I would leave up to him to make at Starbucks. Matt was a good friend and always looking to have a good time.
To his family and loved ones, I’m sorry for your huge loss.
So sorry to Dan, Diane and the entire Matuza family for your loss. May he RIP and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all
I don’t even know where to begin. Anyone who knew Matty understands that statement. His intelligence paired with his humor and passion made him unforgettable. His mind was on a level I couldn’t comprehend and his humor was contagious and welcomed. His loyalty was immeasurable and he would go to the ends of the earth for you if you needed his help. He lived life his way on his terms unafraid and uninhibited. I don’t think he knew how much I looked up to him as it is just assumed the little brother looks up to the big brother. He was the uncle / Godfather I could have only dreamed for to my boys. I can only hope some of his greatest gifts he had to share with the world shine through them. The outpouring of attention has proved to me one thing. He truly touched so many lives in a positive way. To see and hear from so many from so long ago go out of their way to show love proves he was incredible. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. I ask all of one thing. Please do not forget to celebrate his life. Remember something positive or unforgettably funny from your time with him and share it with the world. Make someone laugh or learn. Continue his mark on the world for him. I will always miss him and be sad he left so soon but I will always love him. Rest In Peace brother We love you.
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Connor Moloney lit a candle
Your laughter, your zest for life, and your love for family all taken from us too soon. You will be forever missed dear nephew and cousin, but never forgotten and always in our hearts. With love, The Piecora Family
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Jessica lit a candle
My sincerest condolences to Matthews family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.
Matthew we watched you grow up and become the man you are today. You had so much life and love and a wonderful future to look forward to. It was cut short by a terribly tragic accident. You brought love and joy to so many and will be missed. You were the light in everyone’s eyes. Our heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. May they find peace and comfort in your memories. We love you. Aunt Stacie and Uncle John
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Jesse lit a candle
Being the third Matt in the trilogy, I want to express my condolences to my friend and his family. I was completely taken back by the news of Matt’s passing. They say only the good die young. It’s particularly true in this case.
We met at La Salle. I thought it was great that I met someone that lived in the same neighborhood. We rode the same bus. Even though Matt was a year older than me, I always looked up to him. He was very smart, and always funny. We had a ton of laughs. He had his mini bike and I had my motorized scooter. I could never keep up. After a few years we got real bikes. We rode together a few times and we always had a good time. I was just thinking about him the other day. I’ll never forget his laugh that could make me laugh. His memory is burned onto my soul and I’ll never forget him.
I’ll miss ya brother.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Christine lit a candle
Matt and I had a friendship that could never be expressed in a condolence, it would take a novel series to tell our story. With that being said Matt was advanced IQ type smart..he won an academic award and the article was published in Newsday! He had sense of humor on Chappelle or Seinfeld level..a natural sarcasm that brought you to tears laughing!! His loyalty, commitment and pride that he exhibited in all aspects of his life(work, friendship, creativity) put him on a higher level. All the years our relationship carried on, it matured into seeing each other twice a year and phone calls, long..long phone calls, I always remembered his birthday and he always wished me a happy Father’s Day, not having you any more for counsel and support is truly one of the biggest losses of my lifetime. Everyday you will cross my mind and will be missed, I love you and hope we meet again
My sincere condolences to family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.
It’s heartbreaking to write this, I can’t believe it. We were neighbors as kids and teenagers, and again as adults when we purchased our home on Lurcott and you took over your parents house. I don’t have a single negative memory of you… Always a smile, your larger than life contagious laugh, and always so sweet and kind. My boys used to love hearing your bike start up; they’d run to the window to watch you take off.
Thank God memories last a lifetime, because I’ll never forget you Matt. May God keep you during your journey home.
My sincerest condolences to the Matuza Family, and everyone who is hurting over this loss. I pray strength for you all during this most difficult time.
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Wilson chung lit a candle
There are no words I can say I am truly heartbroken. Matthew was always the best person and leader anyone who ever met him respected him and liked him. I was lucky enough to have been his friend and coworker and will miss him tremendously.
In memory of Matthew A. Matuza, Tina Hartzog lit a candle
Matt, we miss you so much! This have left a hole in my heart! Heaven has gained a true angel and the world has lost the nicest, sweetest, intelligent, gentle soul. May you rest in peace. I await the day we meet again!
So many memories just passing through my mind. Literally you were not just a friend, you were like an older brother. We would fight then make up like nothing. Thinking of funny stuff like me squeezing between a huge speaker and the door in back of the Datsun. Or me being punished in my room so you would drive by the house with the system blasted just so I knew you were around. You taught me how to shoot, you helped me lose my fear and start to finally drive. You always listened to all my rants, you really helped me through some dark times, and were there for so many good ones. You were the best taste tester while I was in culinary school, you gave me so much confidence. You were always down to do whatever, so easy going. That never changed even with me moving far away, anytime I was back it was like things never changed. You were part of the family, and I always felt like part of yours. I thank you, I was so lucky to have had you in my life all these years. I would take a short life with you, then to have never had you. You always only wanted the best for me and that’s hard to find in people. I love you Matty, till we meet again. Xoxoxo
Love you Matty you will forever be in my heart ❤ and will never be forgotten. My memories with you will always stay with me. May you rest easy with my family and our lord above. Stay happy friend one day we will see each other again.
May God blessings be with your family in this time of sorrow. May he RIP.
Damn brother I'm so sorry you will be missed my friend. Im so glad i have nothing but great memories with you. Almost a whole lifetime of them. The best one was when we were all tripping and you had cheese doodles all over your hands and face. And just you being you had all of us laughing the whole night. Your humor and personality was so huge there was never a dull moment. Mad love you brother. Rest easy matt. Love you dude. RIP matt the mad scientist. Damn......
If you knew this man you would know how much he would be bitching about what happen in heaven but at the end of the day he died doing something we love. Mat was a good friend and I'm hurt we didn't get to ride more when I had the chance because he is the reason I ever got on a bike. Never forget the good times and hope to see my brother again when my day comes. Love you bro!!!!
Rest in Peace Matt. You were taken way too soon from your family and friends. God bless you.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.