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Matthew James Paul Scheible

March 7, 1991September 5, 2020
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On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Matthew James Scheible, passed away at the young age of 29. Deeply loved son, brother, partner, cousin, nephew, and friend, Matthew has left a deep hole in many hearts.

Matthew was born on March 7, 1991 in San Jose, CA to John and Peg Scheible. A PhD student, Matthew was working towards his doctoral degree in the dental school’s Oral Biology graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Matthew was an aspiring life sciences researcher and was excelling in his research on an oral pathogen linked to preterm birth and colorectal cancer, under the advisement of Dr. Hung Ton-That, and had connections that spanned the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the College’s Division of Life Sciences.

At an early age, Matthew was impacted by the premature passing of his father, John, due to colon cancer. He devoted his studies to cancer research, in honor of him. In his early years, Matthew had a very close relationship with his dad, who taught him, among other things, how to ride a bike and how to play the piano. Matthew also inherited his characteristic quirky sense of humor from John. In preschool, Matthew baked his first loaf of artisan bread together with his dad. Any recipient of Matthew’s hospitality knows that he only continued to hone his culinary sensibilities over the years.

Matthew’s mother recalls his early love of language and wordplay, as they shared hours and hours reading together. His first and favorite childhood book was The Going to Bed Book. His mom quickly realized that she had been surpassed in intelligence, when he came home from Kindergarten one day sharing an accurate spelling of “proboscis”, and his favorite shape “biomorphic shapes.” Matthew’s mother also contributed to his love of cooking, passing on her years of expertise to him while together in the kitchen.

Matthew was known to truly be a renaissance man. He was an academic at heart, who had a voracious appetite for knowledge. This analytical nature of his led him to develop an advanced understanding of a wide range of topics. His true gift was his ability to effortlessly condense high level information into a conversational format. Because of this unique talent, Matthew was also an accomplished tutor and mentor, starting with his first high school job as a Mathematics instructor for children.

To balance his intellectual pursuits, Matthew loved beating his brothers, Peter and Chris, at video games and enjoyed the outdoors with his dog, Bonnie, whom he rescued from the Houston Chow Chow Connection. He jokingly referred to himself as a dog dad. Matthew’s gentle patience turned a traumatized dog into a loving playful pup. Chris and Matthew in particular had a strong bond with their animals and frequently traded stories and pictures of their beloved pets.

Peter and Matthew shared a love of music, and regularly swapped album recommendations, reviews, and stimulating conversation. Matthew shared this with his partner, Candra, as well, who is an accomplished barbershop quartet songstress. More than just music, Matthew had an extensive appreciation of the arts, including history, philosophy, science fiction, fine dining, and so much more. Matthew’s passions were extremely diverse, and we could not possibly discuss them all in detail here. Matthew had a huge impact on the world around him and will be sorely missed.

Matthew was preceded in death by his father, John and dog, Bonnie. He is survived by his mother, Peg; his brothers, Peter and Chris; his partner, Candra; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. Ann Catholic Church on 3635 Park Road at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please contact the family for specifics.


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Matthew James Paul Scheible

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Cathy Sorge

September 20, 2020

Dear Peg,
Our Sympathy and Prayers are with you and your family. May you find Comfort and Peace during this difficult time.

Nancy Bain Rutner

September 18, 2020

Dear Peg, Peter, Chris, Candra and family,
There are no words to express the sadness I feel after finding out about Matthew's passing. Colin found out from mutual friends and he sent me the obituary. I will always remember Matthew as a kind, sweet, smart boy who was a good friend to Colin, especially after we moved to Austin and Canyon Creek. Knowing that Matthew and Colin have pursued similar paths in medicine and research makes this very hard to accept. I know that the world has lost a very special person, one who had already given so much to his profession, to honoring John, and to his family, his partner and his friends. I know that I will not forget him, nor will Colin. Please know that we are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers, and sending our love.

Cindy Ann Thompson

September 16, 2020

Peg, Peter, Chris and Paul,

I was so sorry to hear about Matthew. I always remember how close you all were and I know you will miss him. Know that your friends, however distant, are with you in thoughts and prayers and are wishing you peace in the coming days.

Karen Uyeda

September 16, 2020

Dear Peg, Paul, Peter and Chris,
Our sincerest condolences! We did not know Matthew well - but when we met him at the hotel he was staying at in Boulder, both Doug and I were wondering how in the world we would recognize him. Lo and behold, we see John coming around the corner! He was such a joy to have for a few brief hours, before taking him to the airport.
The hole in your hearts must be huge. I know that I have a hole in mine, even though I met him for only a few brief moments - he was that kind of person - one who immediately made an impression on you and your heart.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him - even if it was for just a short time.
Love and caring to all of you.
Doug and Karen

Brenda Forsythe

September 16, 2020

Dearest Peg,
Our hearts ache for you, Chris and Peter. What a gift he was to you. I always loved the sign you had on your porch in our old neighborhood when our kids were young. I don’t remember the words verbatim, but I recall the sentiment —asking folks to overlook the ‘mess’ as you were busy happily raising your boys. It was a motto I adopted from you. What a spectacular job you and John with your boys. Matthew was loved by all. Peace be with you.
Brenda, Tim, James & Alex Forsythe

Teresa DeChant McGonagle

September 15, 2020

Peg and Family,
Our hearts are broken hearing this news. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all! If there is anything you need, please reach out!
Teresa & Brian McGonagle
Nick, Ashlyn & Grace DeChant

Jean Shakas

September 15, 2020

Dear Peg,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Matthew. I pray God will give you the strength, wisdom and the courage you need to help you through this very difficult time. May you find peace in knowing your son Matthew is now at rest with God.

(Allison’s sister in FL)

Paul Sorge

September 15, 2020

Matthew - I don't want to believe you’re no longer with us, but I got to let go of my own passions. Your mother and I always kept you in our daily prayers. But now, give warmth and comfort to your mother and brothers – Peter and Christopher and kiss the head of baby Christ child for us. We will see each other again at The Resurrection. We all miss you tremendously.

Margaret Scheible

September 14, 2020

Dearest Matthew,
My sweet, sweet love bug. You will always be our "gift from the Lord". The name has fit you always. No one can fill your place. I'm just so happy you are with are with Dad, and living the dream in heaven. I feel your loving presence, and know you will help me and comfort me always.
My dear sweet Matthew. I can only love you. And love lasts all of eternity.
Until I get to see you again...
I love you. You love me. We are a happy family. With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too!!
Love you,

Mary Ann Fox

September 13, 2020

Dear Peg,

Matthew i enjoyed watching him grow up in Scouting with his brother's and his loving parents. Matthew was a high achiever, he knew what he want at an early in his years. Doctor in //MDAnderson studing medicine for cancer patients. I'm sure he his with his loving Dad, (John), his family dog, along with Our Lord and the Angel's in Heaven. He will be missed my all. 🙏💞🙏💞🙏


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