MOTZNY Matthew J.
of Waterford, Michigan, passed into the arms of his Lord, November 8, 2017 at 38 years of age. Loving son of David and Karen (nee Kuck) Motzny; dear brother of Michael and Millicent Motzny; grandson of Karl and the late Dorothy Kuck, William and Elaine Motzny. Also survived by many caring aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. Matt was an Eagle Scout and a 1999 graduate of Waterford Mott HS where he received the Waterford Foundation’s Select Fifty Award. He went on to earn 2 associate’s degrees and was an accomplished artist, later specializing in graphic design. Matt enjoyed wheelchair hockey, where he received the Playoff MVP - Presidents Trophy and was an avid Red Wing fan. He was instrumental in helping the Waterford Fire Department raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association and appeared on the local Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon on numerous occasions. Matt will be dearly missed, as well as his sense of humor, and especially his ever-present smile.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at our CLARKSTON location.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Hwy).
In lieu of flowers, Matt's family asks that donations be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To the Matt who entertained us while we roasted marshmallows from your 1st to last MDA Summer Camp may you rest in love and peace.
Daniel DiRienzo Jr
Rae Anne and I are so blessed to have known Matt. His trials are over and I know now that he can leap and dance rejoicing in the presence of almighty God. May you be comforted by your memories and the hope of being one day reunited.
Deborah Rossetto Parsons
Deepest Sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I still laugh when i think about matt aggressively smashing into me during any given hockey game... immediately after the hit he'd always follow with the most sincere apology. sure enough, it'd happen every time i had the ball... it was awesome, my fav. :)