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Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH

OBITUARY

Matthew Joseph Liptensky

October 8, 1973July 31, 2019
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Matthew Liptensky, age 45, of Cleveland Heights, OH, went to be with Jesus surrounded by his family on July 31, 2019. Matthew loved life and would light up a room with his great smile and charm always wanting to help straight from his heart. Matthew was a brilliant mental health counselor for The Center for Effective Living and devoted his whole life to helping others. Matthew grew up in Newbury, OH and later moved to Chesterland, OH where he graduated from West Geauga High School in 1992. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Ohio University, where he was Vice President of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. He then earned his Master’s Degrees from John Carroll University. He worked in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health settings as well as in the forensic mental health field. Matthew was a passionate writer and was currently working on his psychological thriller novels. Matthew loved sports and was an outstanding basketball and baseball player his entire life from time he could even hold a ball. One of his greatest loves was the Cleveland Indians and Browns and going to those games with his brother. Matthew’s favorite things to do were spending time with his step grandchildren, playing football with his German Shepherd Lilly (and getting puppy hugs from her each day when he got home), the annual Guinness Bowl Fantasy Football Draft (Merry Christmas), driving around in his Jeep and going each year to the Geauga County Fair with his mom and brother. Matthew’s favorite hobby was collecting baseball hats from not just his favorite team of the Indians but from all teams of all sports.

Matthew is, and always will be our most beautiful blessing from God. He truly brought love and joy everywhere he went and touched the lives of everyone he met. Matthew loved the Lord and we praise Jesus for his life.

Matthew was proceeded in death by his father Joseph, aunt Lynn (aunt Bun Bun), cousin Chad, and his grandparents Edward and Frances Lauer and Joseph and Catherine Liptensky. He is survived by his mother Cindy Janasik (Chuck); wife Cindy; step son Cory (Nicole); step grandchildren Hayden and Scarlett; brother Chris; uncle Ron and aunt Georgiann Lauer; aunt Patricia Zdrojewski (Richard deceased); cousins Joe, Greg, Rich, Bob, and Ron; and loving uncle, nephew and cousin to many. Matthew is also survived by his sister in law Pam, brother in law Ric, nephew Matt, great niece Taylor, and great nephew Alex. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2:30-4pm at Mayfield United Methodist Church, 7747 Mayfield Road, Chesterland Ohio 44026, with Memorial Service to follow. (Please wear your favorite sports team clothing and baseball hat if you have one). Interment All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Matthew’s honor at www.standuptocancer.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Liptensky, Father
  • Cindy (nee Lauer) (Chuck) Janasik, Mother
  • Cindy Liptensky, Wife
  • Chris Liptensky, Brother
  • Georgiann Lauer, Aunt
  • Ron Lauer, Uncle
  • Patricia (Richard deceased) Zdrojewski, Aunt
  • Lynn (Aunt Bun Bun) (deceased), Aunt
  • Joe ., Cousin
  • Greg ., Cousin
  • Rich ., Cousin
  • Bob ., Cousin
  • Ron ., Cousin
  • Chad (deceased) ., Cousin
  • Pam ., Sister-in-law
  • Ric ., Brother-in-law
  • Matt ., Nephew
  • Grandparents - Edward & Frances Lauer and Joseph & Catherine Liptensky
    Step son - Cory (Nicole)
    Step grandchildren - Hayden and Scarlett
    Great niece - Taylor
    Great nephew - Alex

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 11, 2019

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