Matthew James Dillenbeck 1982-2018
Matthew James Dillenbeck, 35 of Sauquoit passed away unexpectedly on July 8 2018. He was born on November 15, 1982, the son of Doug and Julie Dillenbeck of Sauquoit and Keith and Debra Buckingham of Oriskany. Matt was a graduate of Sauquoit High School. Besides his parents Matt is survived by his wife Jeanne Sadler, beloved children Allijah Sadler and Kori Dillenbeck, step-children Allecks and Ahtum Sadler, his siblings Edward Dillenbeck, Ashley Dillenbeck, Kelsey Buckingham and Erik Buckingham as well his grandfather, Frank Buckingham, the mother of his daughter, Kristie Addington, and many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Matt’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his children. They were the light of his life. He also shared a very special bond with his mom Julie, whom he adored. Matt had a love of music and enjoyed being with family and friends. He had a smile that would light up a room and he could make you laugh like no other. He hugged from the heart and never left the house without saying ‘I love you’. At one time Matt worked as a butcher which was a job he enjoyed and took great pride in.
Matt was predeceased by an infant brother Charlie, grandparents Joanne Jones, Arlene Buckingham, Charlie Dillenbeck and Donald McIntosh and his uncle, Larry Dillenbeck.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 until 7:00 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit with prayers being offered at 7:00.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the family to be used for his children.
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