Obituary of Mathew M. Chudy Jr.
Passed away peacefully, on April 27, 2023, at age 74. Predeceased by his father, Mathew Chudy Sr., brother, Gerald Chudy. Survived by his loving wife, Sherri; Children, Erin (Tom) Kowalick, and Mathew Chudy III, mother, Rose Chudy; brother, Ron Chudy; sister, Charlene (Pat Quinn) Chudy-Mitchell, and Sharon (Rich) Chmielnicki; Also, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Not to mention godfather, dog-father, and grand dog-father.
Mathew Jr (later becoming known as "Matty"), was born in 1948, and grew up in Buffalo NY. Matt enlisted in the Marines after High School, where he would joke that the basic training drill instructor was a walk in the park coming from his childhood growing up in the city of Buffalo. He then gave college a go and ended up with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and later earned a master’s degree in business (yes, smarter than he looks...). His work ethic and ability to self-motivate were what made him stand out amongst the crowd. He ended up with Xerox as the computer revolution was unfolding and became known as the problem solver. If there were issues with code, he would be able to track it down and resolve it. Matt worked into his 70's in IT Security, where the Dr. finally talked some sense into him to retire but was still known to randomly throw in "McAfee" and "database" into casual conversation.
Throughout his life he carried a passion for sports and music. Matt played competitive baseball well into his adult life until his hip said, "no more". He was also a distance runner for several years, posting some impressive marathon times near the 3-hour mark. He later got involved in Karate and achieved his 1st degree black belt (overcoming some of the worst flexibility ever to have been seen in a Karate Dojo mind you). His passion for music was a staple throughout his entire life. He picked up drumming and bounced in and out of bands over the years, playing in backyards and local bars. He had a short stint in what could maybe be described as a "pseudo-cult" (joking, sort-of), the Suzuki Music School, where Matt's kids, Erin and Mathew, learned violin.
Matt also had a passion for motorcycles, in particular his Harley Fat Boy which went through many iterations over the years... decades as it turns out! He was at best an amateur mechanic that would find himself getting a bit too deep in projects over the years for which some additional help was needed to get things back in order. Matt also loved dogs, adopting many throughout the years. There was no "just browsing" if there happened to be a visit to Lollipop Farm... an extra member to the family (or maybe two) would be coming back home.
Matt can be described as so many things. He was an interesting and complex man which wasn't always apparent. He had an ability to relate to and befriend all people. He could be serious when he needed to be but also his outgoing, social personality and goofy sense of humor shined through. He was a loving son/brother/husband/father that wasn't able to always communicate what was going on inside but never left any doubt to those around him that there was unconditional love in his heart.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 4pm-7pm at Falvo Funeral Home 1295 Fpt. Nine Mile Pt. Rd. Webster, N.Y. We invite those that have known Matt through the years to come and share their memories and stories to celebrate his life (also add any memories/stories to this page below). Funeral services private. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society at Lollipop Farm and/or Lipson Cancer Center.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mathew Chudy Jr., please visit Tribute Store
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