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On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Matt C. Gongwer, age 46, passed away from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome at Providence Hospital, Mobile, AL, surrounded by his loving family. Matt was born March 06, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio, to Gennie (Worona) Gongwer and Greg Gongwer. Matt attended St. Richards, Swanton, and St Francis De Sales High School '89, where he played football his freshman year being part of an undefeated season. Matt was forced to quit sports due to a serious knee injury. He also attended the University of Toledo. He moved to the Mobile area where he has resided for the last 22 years, and he considered this his home.
Matt was employed by Window World of Alabama as a sales associate, and was recently awarded "Salesman of the Year". He was previously the owner of MGR Remodeling and an all around handy man. Matt was an avid pool player, loved NASCAR, and the University Of Alabama "Roll Tide". He enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He had a good heart and was always looking out for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his loving son, Matthew G. (Matt) Gongwer of LA; his loving mother and best friend, Gennie (Worona) Gongwer of Swanton, OH; father, Greg Gongwer of Southgate, MI; his brother whom he was so proud of, Andrew (Nicole) of Lafayette, IN; sister, Rachel Brunner (Dan), love of his life, Beth Cones of AL; special cousin, Chuck McGraw; special Uncle, to Ethan & Bryce McManaman of OH and their father, Shawn; and Madilynn & Gehrig Gongwer of IN; and stepchildren, Chelsea and Michael Taylor of AL.
Matt was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Joseph and Genevieve (Michalski) Worona, Warren and Rita (Lyskawa) Gongwer; his special great grandma "L", Bertha (Krall) Lyskawa; and special aunts, Mary Ann Mahaney and Dolores McGraw.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton, with Father Daniel J. Zak presiding. Family and friends may visit Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the St. Richard Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an Education Fund setup for his son, Matt, in care of Key Bank, 115 E. Airport Hwy., Swanton, OH 43558.
"If its not fun, I'm not doing it" Matt Gongwer
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com
Residence: Mobile, Alabama
Visitation: Saturday, April 22nd from 8 am to 10 am at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 am
Interment: St. Richard Memorial Gardens
I am sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Matt. May you find real comfort in the wonderful hope of the resurrection. Jesus speaks of this at John 5:28-29. There it was reads in part ' Do not be amazed by this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear His.voice and come out... ....' Our. Heavenly Father al ways keeps His promises. (Titus 1:2) keeps His promises not be amazed by this
Mrs. D. Ward Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM
To the family Matthew Gongwer, I am deeply sorry for loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken-hearted. With sympathy, Josh.
Josh Stevens Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM
Our sincere sympathies for the loss of your son. We work hard to get them here and harder to keep them here and so much it pains when abruptly they leave. Peace to both of you......
Jim & Carole Fuller Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM
Gennie, Andrew & Rachel So, sorry to hear about Matt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his son. May God bless you all.
Pam Jeska- Linker Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM
Andy, I'm wanted to let you know how sorry I am about your brother passing at such a young age. I'll be praying for you and your family during this emotional time.
Rick Feeback Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM
Gennie I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Kwiatkowski Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Gennie, I am so sorry for your loss.May you find God's love enfolding you even as you face this most difficult time. Your cousin,Judy Woyame Bastubee
judy Bastubee Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM
Gennie and family. So sorry to hear of Matt passing you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
Helen Mccauly Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss! Matt was a really great guy and love his family! I'm so glad I got the pleasure of meeting him in Alabama. Prayers going out to family and close friends!
Heather Miller Apr 15 2017 12:00 AM
Gen, So sorry to hear about Matt. Sending prayers and love. Gretchen Moffett
Gretchen Moffett Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM