Frederick George Matt, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 6, 2022 at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He was born on July 26, 1949 in Yonkers, New York to the late George Matt & Isabella Harriet Pease.
Along with his parents, Freddie is reunited in passing with his sister, Virginia “Ginny”; brother Arthur "Porky"; as well as his best friend, Charlie Scott.
Freddie proudly served our country in the United States Army. Following his Army service, and true to his many talents, he enjoyed work in a variety of fields. In his free time, Freddie loved to surround himself with music. He enjoyed Motown, R&B, classic rock, and the blues. Freddie’s love for singing led him to partner with guitar player, Charlie Scott. Freddie and Charlie played countless shows together and were a beloved and renowned part of the musical community.
Freddie’s outgoing personality made any stranger quickly turn into a friend. Freddie could spend hours telling stories and recanting his one-of-a-kind experiences. He was a kind, selfless man, who was available to anyone in need, day or night. Freddie also enjoyed time spent doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble, watching SciFi, playing Jeopardy, and following sports year-round. Above all else, Freddie loved his family with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for his quick wit, bright smile, and the love he had for music and his family.
Left to cherish Freddie’s memory are his wife of 18 years, Linda; his daughter, Erica; stepchildren, Kathy, Duane, Jake and wife, Rosemarie & Claude and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Emeline, Talia, Corinne, Jacob, Erik, Ben, and Josh; niece Michelle and husband Steve; nephew Philip; sister, Isabelle "Izzy" and husband, Phil; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large, loving, extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Freddie’s life will be held on Friday July 1, 2022 at 2:00PM at Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Freddie’s name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.