Obituary: Chris Matthew | SierraSun.com

Obituary: Chris Matthew

Christian John Matthew Jr. passed away peacefully in Truckee, California, on Feb. 6, 2012, due to post-transplant complications. He received a heart and lung transplant in Aug., 2010, at UCSF.

He was born on April 4, 1961, in Kentfield, Calif. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Economics and was the owner of Trout Creek Landscape, Inc. in Truckee for many years. He was a proud member of the Truckee Rotary, and was Rotarian of the Year in 2005/2006.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie (Oand#8217;Donnell); son Michael, a graduate student at San Diego State; daughter Kelly, a student at Arizona State University; son Brian, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; parents Christian and Marjorie; sisters Joyce, Joan, Barbara, Claire, and brother Paul; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Chris has lived in Truckee since 1983 and worked at Northstar for 20 years, starting his landscaping career during that time. He will be remembered for his love of traveling, anything Disney, NASCAR, and baseball. He was President of Truckee Babe Ruth, a coach with the Truckee High School Baseball team, and coached Truckee Little League.

The Matthew Family would like to express gratitude for the staffs at U. C. San Francisco Medical Center, Renown Medical Center, St. Maryand#8217;s Regional Medical Center, and Tahoe Forest Hospital for all of the wonderful care he received.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Plumas Bank on Donner Pass Road in Debbie Matthewand#8217;s name, to help defray expenses.

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There will be a wake on Friday, Feb. 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Truckee Tahoe Mortuary. A Catholic mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Truckee. There will be a celebration of Chrisand#8217; life and reception at the Truckee Community Center on Church Street (Old Rec Center) immediately following the mass. The public is invited.