Mathew D. Swirsky-White

June 21, 1999June 30, 2018

Mathew Donavan Swirsky-White, 19, of Charleston passed away June 30, 2018. Mathew attended Grandview Elementary, Stonewall Middle School and then graduated from Capital High School in 2018. He was an ROTC Cadet and was very active in different clubs during High School. He especially enjoyed playing Xbox and RPG games. Mathew was a very loving and generous person who will be missed by many. Left to cherish his memory are brothers, Marc Kennedy White, and Gregory Tyler White; parents, Jonathan Swirsky (Melissa Selders) of Elkview and Michelle White (Will Walters) of Charleston; maternal grandmother, Judy Walker of New Port Richie, Florida; uncles, Michael Walker of Houston, Texas and James Swirsky of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; aunt, Laurie Metcalf of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; best friends, Tyjon Wicker, James Osborne, and Kahlil Young all of Charleston. A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, July 6, 2018 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Special thanks to Food Among the Flowers for their assistance during this difficult time. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Gathering Friday, July 6, 2018

Mathew D. Swirsky-White

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July 6, 2018

I had the privilidge to be Mathews JROTC instructor at capital high school. It pains me to think that he is gone. I wish I could rewind time and try and figure things out, talk a little more, get to know him a little bette, figure things out. You are too young to be gone Matthew, I stare at your picture hanging in our classroom and wonder, I hope that your family finds the comfort they need in this crucial time. God bless them.

Misty Blu

July 5, 2018

This young man Matthew meant a lot to me in my life he was young and kind full of life him and his brother Gregrey he will be dearly missed

Jay Green

July 4, 2018

I met Mathew White at the Tuel Center I actually showed him around New Martinsville when he got there. When I first saw him he was quite for about an hour. Then he got up and introduced himself to everyone. He was never shy. He always did his best to make people laugh no matter what they were going through. He hated seeing people sad. The one thing though I will always remember about Mat is what he did for me this past Christmas. Everyone around me knew that all I wanted was a cross necklace. Well one day the dude was cleaning up downstairs for the yard sale we were having and he found this beautiful gold cross. He came upstairs and handed it to me with a smirk. He said merry christmas bro. Then he went home for Christmas and came back with a chain for the necklace. I'll never forget that. I'm gonna miss the dude alot. He always seemed so happy and full of life. Rest In Peace Mat.

Laura Woolwine

July 4, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Mathew. I didn’t know him well, but he was always so polite at Capital High School. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.

Shawn McGinnes

July 4, 2018

I’ve known Mathew since he was 6 years old he was a funny and kind hearted little boy that gave me a run for my money lol .
Very smart never a boring moment. He grew to be a great young man with a even bigger heart. I love this kid ❤️ And will miss this young man .

jodi hettrick

July 4, 2018

Have a peaceful and restful future. Matthew was one of my boys as well as his brother and cleo and James. I love and treated them as my own. Which at times he knew he was loved and treated as so with all my extreme heart and love with total respect as a young man looking to strive and make his way. He will be greatly missed. Yet never ever forgotten.he was a great kid and had a great personality that I adored in several ways. He will never not be one of mine. That's the boy I enjoyed the reality of truth and honesty. He was a great young man striving to be someone. He always made me laugh and god bless him for that. He is already greatly missed and loved by so many. May he rest in peace. ME AND ANDY WILL ALWAYS LOVE U.WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP U IN OUR HEARTS AS ONE OF THE BOYS. Pleases send the family there condolences! !!!STEP MOM AND DAD (ANDY AND JODI)

Darlene Long

July 3, 2018

I'm Darlene James's girlfriend's mom and I meant Matthew through James at family functions I've taken him home a couple times and the one memory I have most of is in 2017 they went to prom and I asked James if he walked this young lady down the red carpet because she had a handicap and James was too shy so then I asked Matthew and then Matthew went and took her down there without without being embarrassed he was a gentleman very smart very nice young man he's so well be missed