Matthew Minkler
Matthew Minkler

Obituary of Matthew Minkler

Matthew Minkler, 41, passed away on August 6, 2022, at his home in Pottstown, PA. Born in Arlington, TX, on May 8, 1981, Matt was the son of Wanda (Rodenboh) Minkler and the late Calvin Minkler Jr.
 

In addition to his mother, Matt is lovingly remembered by his partner, Hayley Wendt; his

children, Reghan Quinn, Naomi Quinn, and Matthew Minkler; his siblings, Seth Minkler, Jared Minkler, Andrew Minkler, Christopher Minkler, Jonathan Minkler, Sara Wray, and Anna Alexander; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
 

Matthew will be remembered and missed in many ways. If you knew him, you knew he had an incredible work ethic, and no job was too big for him. But more than that, he will be missed for his willingness to help anyone at any time, his never-ending curiosity, his eagerness to engage in long talks, and his ability to have a good time. If he saw a need, he would meet it head-on, sometimes in the most unconventional ways. From giving water to the trash collector on a hot day, to buying a meal for someone he just met, he never had to think twice about helping those around him. Matthew was also known for his constant thirst for knowledge and pursuit of understanding human nature at its core. He was a walking, talking human lie detector that could also give you an entire philosophical breakdown on his life and yours at any given time. He was never afraid to speak the truth to those around him or tackle hard topics, especially when it came to raising his children. Once the hard talks were over, Matthew was equally devoted to making others laugh, pulling a good prank or finding adventure in everyday life - whether it was while walking his kids to school, playing dress-up, singing at the top of his lungs while making their lunch, or taking them to the Delaware river to swim. If there was fun to be had, Matthew would find it. These are just a few of the many admirable characteristics for which we’ll always remember him.


“I’m sending you one of my favorite things to listen to… Listen to that version when you’re alone and can turnout up and feel it.” - Matthew Minkler (a private message to a friend)

Please take a moment to remember Matthew whenever you hear this hymn.

Link to listen (Amazing Grace sung by Judy Collins and posted by Gary Downey)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDdvReNKKuk&t=7s

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I'm found

Was blind but now I see
 

It was grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed


Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come

This grace that brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home


When we've been here ten thousand years

Bright, shining as the sun

We've no less days to sing God's praise

Than when we first begun


Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I'm found

Was blind but now I see”
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matt’s memory to https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-minkler-family. All donations will be used towards final expenses and helping his family through this time.