Matthew Joseph Eckert 23 of Holmdel NJ passed away in his home with his family on August 3rd 2019.
Matthew was born on October 23rd 1995 to loving parents Dianne and Michael Eckert.
Matthew excelled at sports throughout his life and loved all of his teammates and experiences he shared with them. He graduated from Mater Dei Prep in 2014 and was the baseballs teams MVP for the 2014 season. He had 11 varsity letters for Football (4) Baseball (4) and Basketball (3) His infectious laugh and giant smile lit up the class rooms and hallways of Mater Dei.
Matt was working as a cook at The Proving Ground in Atlantic Highlands where he considered his coworkers apart of his family.
Matt would say he was most proud of his friends and his family for their various accomplishments and following their dreams.
Matt is survived by his loving parents Dianne and Michael Eckert. His brothers, Michael Richard Eckert and John Eckert. His sister Skyelar McArtney. His grandparents Michael and Carol Ciasca and Rosemarie Eckert and Raymond Alonzo. His Uncle Mike Ciasca and Aunt Nancy Ciasca his Aunt Jackie and Uncle Glen Burbank. Uncle Rich Eckert and Aunts Gail and Dawn Eckert. He is also survived by his first cousins Tom Conley, Patrick Conley, Bella Burbank, Cristiana Ciasca. Ken Eckert and Eamonn Eckert
Matthew is preceded in death by his Grandfather Richard Eckert and childhood friend Graeme Preston
The Eckert Family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love during this devastating time and truly believe that is a true testament to Matt’s love he shared with so many people.
Matthew will be reposing at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home 1735 Route 35, Middletown, NJ 07748 on Saturday August 10, 2019 from 2 – 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday August 12, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Mother of God Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet.