Matthew J. Sumas, 65, of San Tan Valley finished his battle on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Matt was born in New Orleans, LA and is the son of Allen and Estelle Sumas. Matt served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and received both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a proud Veteran. Matt enjoyed the simple but precious things in life, like long talks with family, 60’s and 70’s music, Coca-Cola, and chocolate donuts. Matt is survived by his wife: Irene; three sons: Michael Sumas (Sandi), Nicholas Sumas (Linda) and Troy Sumas (Kelly); two daughters: Mathina Ross (Marty Mazzocco) and Melissa Cockrill (Matthew); five grandsons: Jacob Sumas, Donovan Ross, Maddox Cockrill, Troy M. Sumas, and Marcus Cockrill; nine granddaughters: Aubrey Schraven, Ashley Flam, Ashley Goldstein, Tiffany Sumas, Peighton Shirley, Brittany Manson, Sara Flam, Brianna Manson, and Gabrielle Sumas; four brothers: Allen, Gilbert, Gary, and Charles Sumas; and two sisters: Lorraine Sumas-Galbreth and Doris Brazley; one sister-in law, Rosemary Sumas. Matt is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Gregory. The Funeral Service for Matthew J. Sumas will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home. Family will greet friends from 9:30 until time of service and a committal service with Military Honors will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the National Memorial Garden Cemetery of Phoenix.