On Christmas Eve when most of the world was celebrating, in the town of Westmoreland most began mourning the loss of Matthew Mursch. He was only 24 years old and got killed in an accident.

Matthew was born March 28th, 1991. He was a graduate of Westmoreland Central School of the class of 2009.  He had many jobs; the top one on his resume was being an Automotive Mechanic/Tow Truck Operator at Ken's Garage. On Christmas Eve he took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a ride on his motorcycle. Sadly, that ride was his last.

He spent three semesters on the Vice President's List at MVCC. With his welding skills, he was able to rebuild the wrecker body of the tow truck he drove which Dad had procrastinated fixing for many years. Thank you, Matthew; it would have never gotten done without you.

To know Matthew was to know a true gentleman. Matthew had a huge heart, and as per his wishes, he will live on as a tissue donor helping and touching many more lives. He also enjoyed his time as an EMT and volunteer fireman.

He leaves behind those who cherish him most; proud parents, Ken and Sheila; brother, Ken and Matt's niece, Shauna Love; sister, Kimberly and the girlies, Olivia and Alexia. He truly cherished his nieces. He also leaves behind grandparents, aunts, uncle, cousins, and his special friends at KDK.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, December 29th at the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills with burial to follow in Grandview Cemetery, Whitesboro. All are invited to calling hours on Tuesday from 10-12pm at the Church.

This author went to high school with Matt and knew him pretty well when we were younger. I can recall a time when Matt came over to our home and played with my sister Sara and I. As we grew older, we grew apart. What I remember the most about him was his love of mechanics and bikes. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. What a truly sad loss.