SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Matthew Wayne Szymeczek, 58, of San Tan Valley, died peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 4, 2017.
Matthew was born on Oct. 12, 1958 in Mason City, Iowa to Larry and Patricia Szymeczek. He graduated from Buena High School in 1977. He then married Sandra Dawson in 1980. He went on to become a Cochise County Sheriff’s Deputy, where he retired as a detective sergeant after 22 years of Service. Upon retiring, he worked as a foreign police trainer team lead for five years in Afghanistan. He then returned to his family in San Tan Valley where he worked for the state of Arizona as a Child Welfare Investigator. He loved traveling the world with his wife, and being with his grandchildren.
Matthew is survived by his wife Sandra, his three children Matthew Jr. (Amber) of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Rachel (Michelle) of San Tan Valley Arizona, and Kevin (Kala) of Fairbanks Alaska; his five grandchildren Emmitt, Ella, Colin, Andrew and Sawyer; his parents Larry and Patricia Szymeczek of Sierra Vista, his brother Larry Szymeczek of Mesa Arizona, his brother Tom Szymeczek of Tucson, and his brother Steve Szymeczek and his wife Suzi of Sierra Vista.
Matthew Wayne Szymeczek was laid to rest on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in San Tan Valley, Arizona.https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/myheraldreview.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/d3/fd382c2a-9509-11e7-9112-6be4d2a4637b/59b357c817cc3.image.jpg?crop=82,149,21,57#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.