Matthew "Matt" David Matey

Matthew "Matt" David Matey

Matthew "Matt" David Matey

August 15, 1954~February 16, 2019

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.


Elizabeth Jamieson (Friend )

February 19, 2019, 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Danielle and Matt's family. Matt always had a pleasant word and a smile when he worked at Hudson Middle School. It just so happen he was married my dear lifetime friend. May all the great memories you created together keep a smile on your face. Fly high with the Angels my friend. I can close my eyes and see you singing with the Angel Choir in Heaven. Godspeed Matt.

Marty Lassiter (Family Friends )

February 19, 2019, 12:00 am

Matt was a great person. We will all miss his keen wit and big smiles. So sorry he is gone. May he rest easy in heaven. I pray God gives his loved ones strength and peace. zloved ones maybe gone, but always in our hearts.

Bob Memoli (Friend)

February 19, 2019, 12:00 am

Rest in piece my friend…..Bob

Bill & Jan Michau (Friend)

February 19, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear sweet Danielle, we send you loving thoughts and offer prayers of thanksgiving for the beautiful life and love of your beloved Matt. May our Lord hold you during this sad time, may He give you peace and knowledge that Matt is with Him and may He give you the comfort that only He can give. We love you, Danielle. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

Janet Tague (Friend)

February 20, 2019, 12:00 am

Danielle,You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Mario (Friend)

February 20, 2019, 12:00 am

My heart breaks for you & your family, Danielle. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers, even tho I won’t be able to come to the service.

John Hancock Sr. (Friend, Brother in Arms)

February 20, 2019, 12:00 am

There are few men who can be called a good man. Matt was one of those rare men. God bless him and his family…

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