Matthew David Matey “Matt” went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2019.
He was born in Allentown, PA August 15, 1954 and moved with his family to Allen Park, MI when he was a young boy. He graduated from Allen Park High School in 1972, where, in addition to his excellent academic achievements, he was an accomplished gymnast. Matt was nominated by Congressman William Ford, Michigan, to the Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1972 as a commissioned officer. While there, he was a member of the West Point Choir and graduated from “The Point” in 1976. He proudly served in the United States Army until 1983, when he left as a Captain to join civilian life.
Matt moved to Dunedin, FL in 1983, then, made his home in New Port Richey in 1994. He ran for Pasco County Commissioner in 2008 and was a charter member and treasurer of West Elfers Cemetery Preservation Association. He was a Baptist and a member of the Bible Baptist Church choir. He was a proud Republican with an avid interest in politics, government, history and lived by the code: God, Country, Honor.
He is preceded in death by his beloved father, Charles Edward Matey.
Matt is survived by his wife, Danielle Baillie Posner of New Port Richey; one daughter, Elissa Matey Frommer Dewell, Clearwater; one son, Cameron Matey Frommer, Palm Harbor; two step-sons, Tom Shell, II (Rita) and Dan Shell (Ashley Moore) both of New Port Richey; his Mother, Nancy (Weaver) Matey, one brother, Michael Matey (Colleen) both of Allen Park, MI. and 9 grandchildren.
A visitation will take place from 2:00-3:00pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Dobies Funeral Home, 4910 Bartelt Road Holiday, FL 34690. The funeral service will follow at 3:00pm. Burial will take place at East Elfers Cemetery in New Port Richey, FL.