Matthew T. Papavasilion, 37

Matthew T. Papavasilion, 37, of Mount Joy, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of Thomas J. and Vasso (Pappas) Papavasilion, of Landisville.

He was of the Greek Orthodox faith and baptized at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Matthew was a part time chef at the Stockyard Inn and previously was employed at the Log Cabin, The Black Knight Inn, and Reflections Restaurants. He also enjoyed auto detailing. He was an accomplished carpenter working new home finish work and home improvements.

He was a 1991 graduate of Hempfield High School and played on the varsity soccer team. He was an avid deck hockey player and played on the Hot-Z Team and enjoyed playing softball. Matthew was a jack of all trades and very skilled with his hands and was hardworking. He was passionate about cooking and preparing foods.

Surviving in addition to his parents, is a girlfriend, Kristen Kober, of Mount Joy, a brother, Jon T. Papavasillion, husband of Angie of Columbia, paternal grandmother, Aspasia Papavasilion, of Lancaster, and maternal grandmother, Aspasia Buck, of Reading, and a niece Lynsey. He was preceded in death by his twin brothers, Mark and James.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, December 17, 2010 from the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pk. Lititz, PA 17543 at 10:30am with The Rev. Alexander Goussetis officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 9-10:30am at Snyder’s. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  To send the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100.

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Dear Vasso and Tom and Family

May you find comfort in God’s hands as he embraces Matthew and comforts you. May your hearts repair slowly with the memories of Matt. May your family sit and reflect the wonders of Matthew and have a smile on their faces… Our thoughts have been with you since I found out. I will be here if you need me.
With deepest sympathy,
Candy , Ken and family

Dear Vasso and Tom ~
Our condolences for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Sincerely ~
Denise(Cathy Hofer’s daughter) and Kevin Paterson

We are so so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Vollbrecht and Carolyn Feeley

Dear Tom, Vasso and Family, 
I am so very sorry for your loss.  My prayers are with you.

With deepest sympathy, 
Betty Marchini,  (Linda’s neighbor)

Vasso,Tom and Jon-
My hearth and thoughts are with you all. I was so fond of Matt-he was blessed to have you all and the rest of your families.
Prayers and love-
Linda Brown

Tom and family,   I was sorry to read of Matt’s unexpected death. Please accept my sympathy.

Leon Eshleman

To the Papavisilion family,
I worked with Matt and Jon at Shore Motors some years ago and I was so sad to hear about Matt’s accident. My deepest sympathy to your family. My heart aches at your loss.
Patty Owens

Vasso I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I know how much you love your children and enjoy them. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Diane Suppi-McBride

Vasso & Tom,
I was so shocked and saddened when I heard of the passing of your son Matthew.  You’ve been on my mind a lot this week.  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. 
Dorcas McCoy
Cayman Islands

Dear Vasso and Family,
I was so heart broken to hear that your son Matthew passed away. My Prayer is that you will alow God to wrap his loving arms around you at this very sad time.

May God bless you and your Family,
Jay and Marian Martin

Dear Vasso and Tom and family,
Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.  Hold tight to the good memories of Matthew.
With love,
Marie Greco, Allentown, NJ

Dear Vasso and Tom and family,
Our hearts are laden so heavy with the loss of Matt.  You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers as you deal with what must be done this week to say goodbye to your dear son, brother, boyfriend.  But also with you as the weeks, months and yes, even years confront you with constant reminders.  We pray that your burden will ease with time and as fond, fun, happy times are remembered and cherished.  We are saddened that we will not be able to be with you physically on friday, but, please know that our hearts will be there with you.  If there is anything, anything we can do, please know we are here for you.
Mary and Doug Weiler

Tom & Vasso,
We are keeping you and your family in our thought and prayers, Take comfort in Gos’s hands,
Love Kerwin, Sallie, & Dylan Getz

I only met Matthew’s brother, Jon, one time at the 40th birthday party of my boyfriend David Sieglitz.  My heart went out to Jon, and his family, when I read of Matthew’s passing this past week.  I lost my husband in 2008, and the struggle of losing someone so young is devastating.  My deepest sympathies to his parents, siblings, girlfriend and family and friends.
-Brenda Boitson

From the entire Barto Family, we would like to express our sincere condolences. We are praying for Kristen, and Matthew’s whole family.

The Barto’s

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Chris Santiago

I am so sorry for your loss.Matt was a great guy. I remember how Matt always tried to be nice to everyone in school no matter who they were. He grew into a very respectable man, I just wish God would have seen fit to give him more time with us. But, at least now he is in a place of no pain or sorrow. Matt will always remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

With sincere sympathy to you, and your family during this time of sadness. You will all be in our thoughts, and prayers. With sincere Sympathy

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Brian Blood, Cheryl Porter, Darien Zbieszkowshi, Wendie Pagel, Noel Paille.

My dear friends Tom, Vasso and Jon, please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your precious son, Matthew.  I am praying you have strength to get through this.  I know our Father will hold you in his loving arms and comfort you.  My heart aches for you in this difficult time.  I am praying for you and your loved ones.

With sincere sympathy, 
Anna Mae


I was very sorry to learn, from Ann Deiner,of your son’s passing.  May you find peace in the not too distant future.  And as I’m sure you know, love never dies. 

With deepest sympathy,
L. Murray

The angels are always close to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Do not dwell on that he died, but that he lived. Not on the bad times, but the wonderful ones. Not on anger, but love.
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies at this very difficult time. Please do not hesitate to ask for any help we may give.

All our love and prayers,
Barb & Judith

Tom, Vasso, Kristen and Family,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 

Take good care,
Bob and Jill Glick

Dear Vasso, Tom and Jon and extended family…Know that you are all in our hearts and prayers as you say "goodbye" to Matthew…but remember that it is just for "a little while" and great will be the reunion one day in Heaven. We can not imagine what you are going through, losing yet another of your sons…but God does and He shares your grief and pain in ways we never could. May you find peace and comfort in knowing Matthew is in a better place this very moment and he is completely well and alive, awaiting the time you all join him and his little brothers in glory. Our tears are many and filled with love and caring,

Judy and Leroy

Dear Vasso and Family,
My Deepest sympathies to you and your Family. Donna Ash told me of your sons passing. I pray God will give you the comfort and peace that you need to endure this difficult time.I will be praying for you…

Sarah Magee

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