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Matthew P. DeWitt

June 15, 1985 July 21, 2012
Matthew P. DeWitt
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Obituary for Matthew P. DeWitt

Matthew P. DeWitt of Atlantic Beach, Florida, and Troy, Michigan, died suddenly July 21, 2012. He was 27 years old. Matthew was born June 15, 1985, in Detroit, to Marilyn (nee Henry) and Stephen DeWitt.

A 2003 graduate of Brother Rice High School, Matthew went on to receive his Bachelor�s Degree from the University of Dayton. In July 2008, Matthew began serving his country in the United States Coast Guard and had reached the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He was stationed in Hawaii and most recently in Jacksonville, Florida.

Known for his gregarious personality and great sense of humor, Matthew made friends wherever he went. He was a devoted brother and always put his family first. Matthew possessed an adventurous spirit; he enjoyed travelling and loved his job in the Coast Guard. He was also an Eagle Scout and a natural athlete. Always active, he enjoyed golf, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. A fun-loving person in every way, Matthew loved to eat and laugh and enjoy life with those he loved. A devoted son, brother, nephew, and friend, he was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his parents, Marilyn and Stephen, and siblings, Katie, Jennifer, and Nate. He is also survived by his grandmother, Marion DeWitt and several aunts and uncles. Matthew is preceded in death by his brother, Andrew.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 2-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Church of St. Alan, 2345 Coolidge, Troy, Friday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Memorials appreciated to the Matthew DeWitt Charitable Fund, c/o Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, Michigan 48017.

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