Matthew Ryan David

DavidHUDSON FALLS – Matthew Ryan David, 25, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 9, 1990, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Douglas David of Glens Falls and Samantha Flexon of Hudson Falls.

Matthew graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 2009 and then attended SUNY Adirondack.

He enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, ice skating, tinkering with electronics, coaching Girls Softball Tri County Middle League and he also loved video games.  Matthew had the biggest blue eyes and captivating smile. He was very respectful and could make everyone laugh.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert Stevens, Sr.

Survivors include his father, Douglas David and his companion, Marjie Killian of Queensbury; his mother, Samantha Flexon of Hudson Falls; his sister and partner in crime, Gabby Flexon of Hudson Falls; his maternal uncle, Robert Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Hudson Falls; his maternal aunt, Michele Stevens of Granville; his paternal grandparents, Mary and Abraham David of Glens Falls; his paternal uncle, John David of Glens Falls, Tom David of Clifton Park and Steve David and his wife, Lisa of Clifton Park; his paternal aunts, Kathy O’Brien and her companion, Dan Driscoll of Glens Falls, Linda David of Glens Falls and Jeanne Cunningham and her husband, Bill of Bristol, CT; and several cousins.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Immediately following the calling hours, a reception with food and refreshments, celebrating Matt’s life, will be held for friends and family at the Glens Falls Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #81, 32 Cronin Road in Queensbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 or the Ronald McDonald House – Albany, 139 S Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208, the South High Dance Marathon, 42 Merritt Road South Glens Falls, NY 12803 or Hope Lodge, 132 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 or the Warren-Washington CARE Center, 24 Dix Ave, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tedesco and the nurses and staff of High Peaks Hospice for all the care and compassion shown to Matthew and his family. The family would also like to thank each and every one who reached out and were there for Matthew.

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30 Responses to Matthew Ryan David

  1. Debbie M Anderson says:

    You will be missed and never forgotten

  2. Heather Fredericks says:

    Rest easy Mathew. Your soul is free from your damaged body. Love light and strength to Sam and Gabby❤️

  3. I am so sorry. Words cannot express what you must be feeling and how we all feel for you. Matt was a great guy and he surely had angel eyes. Our prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Jill, Bob, Melanie, Melissa and Dave Hayes.

  4. Deberah Saville says:

    For Sam and Gabby,

    I know there is nothing humanly possible we can do to take your pain from you in this time of grief, if it were possible there are so very many who would. You all gave everything you possibly could to help his fight, and I believe he would express his love, gratitude, and pride in his Mom and Sis right now if he could. Just know you are in all our thoughts and prayers, hoping you find peace in all this. Much love and positive thoughts going your way now and forever. Love you, Deb…

  5. karen carpenter says:

    Gone too soon
    What a battle you fought
    Rest in peace

  6. Kate Abare says:

    Sam, Gabby, and Family: our heartfelt condolences on Matt’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jason & Liz Palmer says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. We pray that you are able to find peace and comfort in the many great memories that Matthew made with you. Our deepest condolences.

    Jason & Liz

  8. Lori (Norton) Oliver says:

    Samantha and Doug,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I am truly so very sorry for your loss.


  9. Jasonand Elizabeth Palmer says:

    Our hearts are broken for you loss…know he is now at peace and that our Heavenly Father is cradling him in his arms.

  10. Jim and Karen Emmons says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  11. Marylou Simmons says:

    Sam, Saddened to read of your loss. Please extend my condolence to your family. A new star shines bright in Heaven.

  12. Colleen Linehan says:

    I am so terribly sorry to hear for your loss! Matt was a great guy who will forever be in our hearts and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you always! xoxo

  13. Cyndie Haviland says:

    Doug & Samantha & Families,
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I can not imagine the pain you must be feeling as there is nothing worse than watching your child suffer and lose the battle, leaving you with a hole in your heart that hopefully your wonderful memories will help to heal.
    I remember Matt as such a cute boy and such a good bowler! He sure had a good time and loved people. He had quite the personality and yes, those beautiful blue eyes!

  14. Yvonne Manchan says:

    Hello! I read your son story it broke my heart and I wanted to send my deepest condolences you and your family . It is never easy losing someone in death . I wanted to share some comforting words from the bible , that gives us hope for the future .
    John 5:28 says: do not be amazed at this the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out , those who did good things to a resurrection of life , what a great promise from Jehovah God ( psalms 83:18) . He will swallow up death forever ( Isaiah 25:8) know that your son is in God memory and he will not forget him .
    Soon the things of the present will be the things of the past Revelation 21:3,4 . Please look up these scripture in your bible you will begin to have hope . Again so sorry for your lost , he looks like a great kid no doubt one day will enjoy his company again ❤️ Thank you

  15. SHEILA BAIN says:

    Sam, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  16. Honey MacEwan says:

    For Doug,
    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I never met Matthew, but I’m sure he was an outstanding, awesome, young man! Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences. I am sure his struggle brought him to the place where he is free and happy!

  17. Glenn & Connie Jacobson says:

    Glenn and I are sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts are with you. Take care and may you always cherish the time you had with Matthew.

  18. LJ says:

    Losing a loved one causes our hearts great pain. We may feel as if we are drowning, unable to come up for air. The Bible brings us relief and encouragement. “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) Those now asleep in death will be brought back to life. But will they return to the world as we know it? The Bible describes what life on earth will be like at that time. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Rev. 21:4) All of the pain and suffering that they once experienced will be “no more.” Any sickness that they were faced with will no longer exist. May this bring you comfort, I am very sorry for your loss.

  19. John Wappett says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. As you were his dad, I am certain he was a fine young man.
    Although I cannot drive up in time for the service, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well as with Matthew.
    I wish you many fond memories to ease your sadness.
    Your friend,

  20. lynn chase says:

    Samantha & family,
    We too lost our daughter Sara at the age of 26 due to cancer. I know the pain and sorrow that you are suffering. If you ever need to reach out to anyone please contact me. Again I am so sorry for your loss, hold onto to the good memories, he will always be with you. God Bless you all.

    Lynn Chase

  21. Judy & Ron McMurry says:

    love and prayers to Sam & Gabby, sorry I cant be there to hug you and tell you how sorry I am. Stay strong today, your in my heart and prayers. love you, contact me when you can, until then remember I love you and my heart is breaking for you both.

  22. James DeLancey says:

    My deepest condolences for your tragic loss. Matt was a wonderful student and young man. He was a courageous fighter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time.

  23. rob and colleen says:

    Sam and Gabby we are so sorry for your loss . no words can express our condolences and always remember all the good times you guys had together. May he rest in peace. Sam if you just need to talk please text me.

  24. Michelle Swartz says:

    Sam & Gabby,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. May your many memories always remain in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this very difficult time.
    My deepest condolences

  25. Charley Ward says:

    May God greet you with open arms, my thoughts and prayers for you Matthew

  26. Kathleen Harrison Fuller says:

    Sam, Words cannot express my emotions on reading of the passing of your dear son. Our hearts ache for you, but rejoice that he brought so much love and laughter to your, his sister’s and everyone’s life he touched in his brief time with us here on Earth. My deepest heartfelt condolences.

  27. MN says:

    I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time .

  28. Joe (feeder st cumbys) says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss man with such a good kid he will always be missed and never forgotton

  29. Donna & Doc Bassett & Family says:

    So deeply saddened to learn of Matthew’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all who loved him – may you hold him in your hearts and feel his spirit enfold you.

  30. Cindi yell says:

    I will love you forever.

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