Matthew James Loccisano, 28, of 805 Fifth Street, Ellwood City, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:24 AM in the emergency room at Cranberry UPMC. Matthew was born on October 10, 1980 in Beaver, PA to Dennis and Cynthia Flesher Loccisano, who survive. He was a 1999 graduate of Lincoln High School and he worked as a cook at the Olive Garden in Cranberry Township. He attended Knox Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City. Matt's hobbies included the love of all music from Tom Petty to Johnny Cash. He was an excellent artist and was fulfilling his dream of becoming a graphic video designer through the Pittsburgh Art Institute. He enjoyed cooking for all his many friends and family, but his greatest joy was spending time with his children, Jeremy Toney and Sicily Joe Loccisano. In addition to his parents and his children, he is survived by his fiance, Linda Yhelka, a brother, Nicholas Loccisano, his paternal grandmother, Mary Loccisano, all of Ellwood City, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Hazel Flesher and his paternal grandfather, Raymond Loccisano. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 30th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Elizabeth Wallace of Knox Presbyterian Church, celebrant. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.tomonfuneralhome.com.
Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Vinroe
we give our condelences for your loss.
I worked with Matt at the Olive Garden. He was my friend. I enjoyed talking with him. He was a great guy and will truly be missed by his friends and coworkers at the OG. My prayers are with his family and children. What a loss they are enduring. I want his family to know that his death has made me rethink my life and live every day to the fullest. Our time here on earth is short and we should spend every minute we have like its our last. I will miss my friend Matt. God Bless him and his family. Sincerely. . . Carrie Bell
Aunt Jean and family
So sorry to hear about Matt, wish we could be there with you.
Love Aunt Jean, Jimmy, Jeffrey and Ivan
Matthew "Monkey" Loccisano you will be truely missed, but will live forever in our hearts. You were a great friend and person. One of the best. I will miss you.
Our condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow. May the Lord bring you comfort in the days to come. Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so young and dear. May God give you and your family the strength to overcome the pain. May the love of family and friends and the love of God, help you through the days ahead. Thinking of you and offering you hope and comfort."
Greg and Cindy Kalamasz
Tammy, Baney, Ryan, Allie Willis
Dennis and Cynthia,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the good memories shared with Matthew bring some comfort to your hearts. If you need anything, please let us know.
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