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Ross Hollywood Chapel

4733 Ne Thompson St, Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Matthew Edward Sanford

September 8, 1985November 26, 2019
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Matthew Edward Sanford, age 34, of Milwaukie, Oregon passed away on Tuesday November 26, 2019. Matthew was born September 8, 1985 in Portland, Oregon to Dave and Lisa Sanford.

Matthew graduated from Milwaukie High School in 2004. Over the years Matthew worked various jobs, working at Mt. Hood Skibowl was one he was most proud of. Matthew enjoyed any sport that gave him an adrenaline rush, from snowboarding to BMX bike riding. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially going to the Portland Winterhawks games.

Matthew loved deeply, he had a caring spirit and was always there for you, always putting others before himself. Family gatherings were Matthew’s favorite times of year, from camping at Detroit Lake, fireworks on 4th of July, feasting on Thanksgiving and Christmas, Matthew was just happy to be present with family. His favorite furry sidekick was always by his side, Roxie the Jack Russell Terrier.

Matthew is survived by his parents; Dave and Lisa Sanford, brother; Ryan Sanford (Jonathan), and numerous family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 6, 2019

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Adam Little

December 5, 2019

I spent so much time with Matt it is hard to scribe a single memory. We were classmates, camping buddies, party co-pilots, co-workers, we double dated, attended sporting events and sometimes got into mischief. Matt was my best friend and I will never forget his effervescent joy of life and tolerance of every person who entered his life. I believe that he is now in the presence of angels, a place he will fit in perfectly.

Jacob Irvin

December 5, 2019

I'm extreamly overwhelmed with sadness that Matt is gone and that his family is going through the loss of losing him I'm so very sorry and would just like to say that he will be missed bye so many and he was one of the kind hearted people that I have ever met or had the chance to know I will miss you and was lucky to have known you rest well and easy and I will see you again my friend my prayers are with his family

Susan Gorgas

December 4, 2019

I am saddened to hear this news. You & your family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in the presence of the Lord.
Ke Akua Ho'omaika'i Oe / God Bless You.

Tanya Omlor

December 2, 2019

Thinking of you all and am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cesar Rodriguez

December 1, 2019

Matthew, you will always be remembered dearly to my heart. You were a lost soul looking for the right path and your heart was always in the right place. I will always cherish the small moments we had together during the family reunions over the course of the last few years. Your smile and kindness was always infectious and it’s always something that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life. Rest In Peace Matthew. You are heavily loved and missed.

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