Matthew Michael Broestl

Born: 12/20/1984 Passed:

Matthew, 34, passed away suddenly on November 15th due to heart complications. He will be missed everyday by his father, Michael, his mother, Julie (Konopka), his brothers, Andrew and Ben, his grandmother, Rita, A.K.A. “Gee”, as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is now with his grandparents, Joan and John Konopka, and Edward Broestl, A.K.A. “Geepa”.

A memorial mass will be held at Saint Albert the Great Church on Friday, November 29th at 10:00 am.

A kind and gentle soul, with a brain somehow even bigger than his heart, he could dazzle with knowledge or warm with his infectious, quirky laugh. He took pride in his cooking and gardening, as well as Cleveland’s often frustrating sports teams. But really, he loved his family the most and wasn’t shy to show it. We have no doubt, as Matt will surely talk his way into Heaven.


13 Tributes to Matthew Michael Broestl

  1. Bob Szabo (from the good ol Avtron days) says:

    Michael and family.
    My deeper sympathy to you, but words can not begin to express the loss you must feel. Your memories and good time with Matt will live on. God bless your child.

  2. Roberta says:

    A “kind and gentle soul,” indeed. Here’s a text message I received from Matt just 2 months ago…when most just sent me a team name, nothing more :

    “Hey buddy just sending my pick, hope ur having a great day. I’ll take the Cowboys please”

    Not sure how many times it can be said, but there really aren’t any words that can take the pain away right now. Time will sort the feelings and emotions, but the void will never go away. Fortunately, however, I know how strong the Broestl family is and that 34+ years of memories will live on in their hearts forever and beyond.

    Love you guys! Rest In Peace, Buddy!

  3. Velva Harford says:

    There isn’t any words to describe your loss. Know that my thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time. My love to you all. God Bless you all and may God comfort you all…. Love….

    • Cliff Calaway says:

      I feel your loss so deeply each and every day. I know how much Matt was loved by his family. My thoughts and prayers will be there for all.

  4. Catherine Biesiada/Basista says:

    Hello Michael and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your son, Matthew. We will keep your family in our daily prayers. Michael we were classmates at St. Albert many years ago. God Bless you,

  5. Drew Flood and family says:

    He will be missed everyday by everyone he touched. My deepest sympathies for you all.

    • Jim and Darlene Blondin says:

      Mike, Julie we are so sorry for the loss of your son Matthew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.God bless all of you

  6. Carol Dickens says:

    Although I was not lucky enough to have met your son, I can imagine the love and joy he brought to your life, Julie, by the light in your eyes every time we talked about him. My heart breaks for you and your family.

  7. Harmony Harrison & Family says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Everyone will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person.May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.

  8. Margart Zayas says:

    Julie, my heart breaks for you and your family. Any time you speak of your sons you speak about them so lovingly. I have been praying for you and your family that God will bring you all comfort.

    Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    May he rest in peace. Amen.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  9. Astley Kevin Coke says:

    Mike from your family down south. Willie, Messa, Abel, Medina, Kai, Ralph, David, Kenton, Ernesto, Andres Cobos, Nicholas and your Jamaican Brother Kevin. We grieve with you, Julie and the boys. With love and faith you all will pull through. Gone but never forgotten, think of great time spent and the joy it brought.
    It’s MIAMI baby.
    Avborne / Aersale family.

  10. Brigitte et Philippe says:

    Mike , Julie , Andrew et Ben ,
    c’est avec une très grande tristesse que nous vous présentons nos sincères condoléances .
    Vous avez toute notre sympathie.

  11. Pauline McDonald Simonek (from Valley Vista Elem.) says:

    When I heard them mention his name in church on Saturday, I was in disbelief. To see he has passed is just mind blowing. I am SO very sorry for this horrible loss. He is with the angels for sure. Please know I am praying for you all.

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