Thomas A. Matuseski, formerly of Florida, N.Y., died at age 36


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Thomas A. Matuseski of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Florida, N.Y., entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. He was 36.

Son of Linda Ball Matuseski and Thomas Matuseski, he was born March 23, 1981, in Warwick, N.Y.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Matuseski of Florida, N.Y.; father, Thomas Matuseski of Slate Hill, N.Y.; son, Austin Thomas Bechtel of Alexandria, Kentucky; sister, Lyndsay Santa and husband, Andre, and their daughters; nieces, Leeya and Ashlynn of Middletown, N.Y.; sister, Mallory Matuseski and fiancé. James Drury. of Florida, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Betty Ball; aunt, Mary Cuzo; aunts and uncles, Jesus Cuzo, William Meurer, Judy and Greg Dawson, Gary Ball, and Frank Lempka; cousins; and also his best friend, Billy Meurer, Jaimee Sullivan, Frank, Timmy, Patrick and Cory Lempka and Zach Cuzo.

He was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Walter Ball; paternal grandparents, Elmeda Kibling Matuseski Shuback and Daniel “Bucky” Matuseski and Marilyn Matuseski.

Thomas was from childhood a huge sports enthusiast. He excelled at soccer and basketball, but baseball was his game of passion. He led his longtime teammates to the New York State High School Championship in 1999, his senior year, and was chosen the New York State High School Player of the year.

A two-time member of the Hudson Valley Team for the Empire State Games, Thomas finished his baseball career with Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C., where he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.

A family statement said: "Thomas loves his family, especially his son, Austin Thomas. He has been a leader and inspiration to countless people and will forever be in their hearts. Thomas made an impact in this place we call our world — never to be forgotten."

Visitation was held Feb. 5 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Florida, N.Y. The Funeral service was held Feb. 6 at the Florida Presbyterian Church, Florida, N.Y.

As per Thomas’ wishes, cremation will be held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher’s Inn, 21 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524, "a home for those who have temporarily lost their way — to grant them focus and the will to overcome addiction. To invest in Hope, the Gift that will last forever."



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

William Louis Keller of Chester, N.Y., dies at age 79
William Louis Keller of Chester, N.Y., a 55-year area resident, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill, N.Y. He was 79.
Son of the late...

Read more »

Michael A. Raganelli of New York, N.Y., dies at age 57
Michael A. Raganelli of Manhattan died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 57.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1960, in Jersey City,...

Read more »

Patrick F. Galvin of Chester, N.Y., dies at age 77
Patrick F. Galvin of Chester, N.Y., a retired sergeant with the New York City Police Department for 30 years and a 55-year area resident, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Orange...
Read more »

Change of command: NY National Guard getting new leader
The New York National Guard is getting a new commander.
Maj. Gen. Anthony Shields, of Saratoga Springs, will assume the duties of adjutant general of New York during a...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY