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Matthew J. (Cesare) Cesare

March 29, 1972 ~ November 4, 2019 (age 47)


Matthew J. Cesare, 47, of Old Forge, entered into eternal rest shortly after arrival at Geisinger Community Medical Center, on Monday, November 4.

Born in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 1972 he was the only son of Alexander J. and Donna Gabriel Cesare, Old Forge. Matt was a 1990 graduate of Old Forge High School and furthered his education at Luzerne Community College. Matt had a special talent for detailing cars, mostly his dads. Many days he and his dad could be seen together in the garage working on a car or a motorcycle. He was his dad’s best friend, through the good times and the bad times. He will be forever missed. We love you, son.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Ashley Piazza and husband, Jeff; a son, Matthew, all of Old Forge; two uncles, Karl Gabriel, Duryea and Jerry Cesare and wife, Lolita; cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Louise Schab Cesare on January 8, 2004; his paternal grandparents, Caesar A. and Sophie Berkosky Cesare and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Ruth Coombs Gabriel.

Family and friends are invited to attend Matt’s funeral, which will be on Monday at 11 am in the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor by the Rev. Norm Demming, St. Paul’s Independent Bible Church, officiating. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 10 am to 11 am at the funeral home.


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November 11, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Funeral Service
November 11, 2019

11:00 AM

Graveside Service
November 11, 2019

12:00 PM
Old Forge Cemetery
Smull Street
Old Forge, PA 18518

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