Matthew Davis

Obituary of Matthew Davis

Matthew J. Davis, 24, of Newton Twp., died tragically in an auto accident on the Morgan Highway on Saturday, July 28.

Born on Aug. 10, 1993, he was the beloved son of Edward J. and Carolyn Diskin Davis, Newton Twp. Born in Scranton and raised in Newton Twp., Matthew was a graduate of Abington Heights class of 2012 and furthered his education at Johnson College, where he received his welding certification.

A free spirit, Matt was musically inclined having the ability to play several musical instruments, his guitar being his favorite and he was always singing. Matt was a multi-talented; a jack of all trades in the creative department, especially writing, illustrating, printing and animating. Matt was such a kind, sincere and positive person, he will never know how many lives he changed for the better. He regarded his family and friends as the greatest gift in life, and he cherished every moment he had with his loved ones. Although his presence will be deeply missed, he will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Ryan Davis, Newton Twp.; and two sisters, Taylor Davis and fiancé, Michael Becchetti, Mooresville, N.C.; and Grace Davis, Newton Twp.; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Carol Bauer Diskin, Newton Twp.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Edward J. and Marilyn Walsh Davis.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. To share a memory or extend condolences, please visit the funeral home website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marley’s Mission, 2150 Port Royal Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

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