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Matthew James Volz

September 8, 1952 October 30, 2015
Matthew James Volz
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Peoria - Matthew James Volz, age 63, of Peoria passed away at 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 30, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.
Born Sept. 8, 1952, in Peoria, he was a son to Bernard Kenneth and Oneita Francis Falkner-Volz.
Matthew honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and spent four years with the 3rd Armor Division in Frankfort, Germany.
He earned his bachelors degree from Illinois State University and worked for Caterpillar Inc. for more than 21 years as a chemist until his retirement.
Matthew was an avid hunter, loved reading, and enjoyed playing computer games in his free time.
Survivors include his mother, Oneita Volz of Peoria; and two brothers, Dave (Christine) Volz of Pekin and Paul (Pam) Volz of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Matthew was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015, ,at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Fr. James Pallardy will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials in Matthews memory may be made to American Cancer Society or OSF Hospice.
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