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Matthew J. Von Handorf

Matthew J. Von Handorf, 37, of Grand Junction, CO, formerly of Saugus, passed away most unexpectedly on April 19th. “Matty” had an infectious personality and touched everyone he met in a special way. The most important thing in his life were his family and friends. He was also known for always helping those he loved, whether it meant being in California, Colorado or Massachusetts to offer his support.

Matthew will be missed dearly by his beloved parents William and Josephine Von Handorf of FL, his grandmothers Alice Von Handorf of CA and Camille Fiore of MA, sister Michelle of MA, brother Bill and wife Scoie of CO, sister Jennifer and husband Chris of CO and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves his cherished nieces and nephews; Parker, Tatum, Hays, Hoyt, Avery and Lowe who adored their “Uncle Matty”.


Services will be held Privately

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Matthew’s name may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County, PO Box 4947, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

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  1. Tom and Pat Mahoney
    May 3 2016

    Billy and Josephine and all of the loved Von Handorf family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of Matt and are so grateful for how friendly he was to all of our children. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

  2. Isolde von Handorf-Choquet
    Apr 27 2016

    Bill, Josephine and Family

    With heavy hearts, we send our deepest condolences to the whole family. There are no words to describe your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of Matt and his spirit
    help you through this difficult time. We love you guys and miss you!!

    Isolde, Roland and Family

  3. Melonie Southam-Ham
    Apr 26 2016

    Our condolences to the family. We’re very sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was an extraordinary man.
    Ham family
    Grand Junction

  4. Cheryl Yagjian
    Apr 26 2016

    The words we want to say
    are difficult to find sometimes.
    Their journey begins far, far
    away in the heart.

    Please accept my sincere condolences,
    Cheryl Yagjian
    Retired Teacher SHS

  5. Candace Richter
    Apr 25 2016

    Sincere sympathy and condolences to Matty’s entire family. As “extended family” we were lucky to know Matty’s big personality and kind heart. He was the best Uncle to our grandchildren; Parker, Tatum and Hoyt. For that, he will be forever in our hearts!
    Dan, Candy and Nicole Richter

  6. Holly Flahive
    Apr 25 2016

    Thought, prayers and my deepest condolences go out to the whole family…Matt was such a great guy and I will miss seeing his bright, contagious smile over Auntie and Uncles…he will definitely be missed by all…so sorry for your loss


  7. Ashley Doss
    Apr 25 2016


    You brightened any room you were in, and you never failed to make me smile. My husband and I have been on the receiving end of your kindness and generosity more than once. From tiling a bathroom to helping pack a moving truck, we could always count on you. We love you and will miss you like crazy.


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