Matthew A. Dreisbach, age 44, passed away after a 27 month battle with brain cancer. Born June 24, 1973 in Columbus, OH. Matt graduated from Westerville South High School in 1992. Employed for many years with Superior Beverage and was a huge Buckeye fan. Over 3 years ago he committed to a life of sobriety. Matt became a sponsor and played a valuable role in the success of many of his fellow AA member’s lives. Survived by his former wife, Jeni Dreisbach, their sons, Tyler and Ryan; father, Denny (Retta); brother, Mike (Michele); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Melanie (Eader) Dreisbach. Thanks to Dr. Pudavali and the James Hospital team at OSU, also Heartland Hospice. “I have fought the good fight”. Friends may call at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m., Rev. Paul Barnes, officiating. Private family interment at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serenity Street Foundation, 32 E. Woodrow Avenue, Columbus. OH 43207.
Victoria Lambert - Jan 21, 2018
Still finding it hard to imagine that he’s no longer down here with us there for a long time we spoke every day our talks became few and far between we talked about his sobriety we pretty much talked about everything family friends even the weather I wish we would’ve kept our talks up it was nice waking up to have an a message from them basically saying good morning and I would send him one back saying good morning. But Matt you’re going to be faced with good mornings and beautiful weather for eternity you’re going to be messed down here but you will never be forgotten.
Erica Peterson - Jan 21, 2018
Fly high on the wings of your Angel Matt. Soon you’ll have your wings! You had them always! Just didnt know it♡ you’ll always be loved and intensely remember by many!
Andy Randel - Jan 18, 2018
Jeni, Tyler and Ryan:
I’m very sorry that you all have to go through this. The ROCKY of sobriety and cancer fighting has won the highest award – a place in heaven! So if you find yourselves being courageous and determined you just might be having a visit from your ROCKY ANGEL.
Troy & Julie Shannon - Jan 18, 2018
Our entire family would like to send our condolences. Matt & I were good friends from a young age and I have many wonderful memories which I will always cherish. Whenever I think of Matt, I will always remember the smile which was almost always present. As I have said many times recently, though Matt had his struggles in life as we all do, he made the most of it over the last few years. What he gave to others, in the end, will last forever and will never be forgotten.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Linda K Abrams - Jan 17, 2018
My sympathy goes out to the family for their loss. For the love of family and his great love and happiness for the births of their boys Tyler and Ryan. He worked hard and fought the cancer to have more time with those he dearly loved.He had a family that was by is side and united. Matt dealt with brain cancer and it was a fight but he he did it with his smile and the love from those that loved him. We should all think of the laughter, smiles and enjoyment that he so loved because you were all by his side united. We should think of how he tuned his life around and helped others that needed help. Think of a fun time you have had and carry that memory within. Matt now has no pain, no treatments and now I am sure he is watching over you and we should all remember a great family or friendship that we shared with him – Don’t ever stop talking about Matt for that will always keep his memory alive. Go in peace Matt you will be missed!
Joseph Wolfe - Jan 15, 2018
Fly high my friend, keep smiling. R.I.P.
Your friend from long ago, JoJo
Lynda & Jim Carr - Jan 15, 2018
Jeni, Tyler & Ryan,
We were so sorry to read about the loss of Matt. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We always remember you as good neighbors and have talked about little onry Tyler & Cody many times over the years. 🙂 I’m sure the boys have grown up to be great young men. Deepest condolences to your family.