Matthew Galtney Obituary, Houston, Texas, Matthew Galtney Has Passed Away

Matthew Galtney Obituary, Death – Pascal Matthew Galtney Jr., 24, died far too soon, on January 7, 2023, to be with the Lord. He was born on May 26, 1998, at Houston’s Women’s Hospital. Matthew grew raised in Houston, where he attended First Presbyterian School until eighth grade, Episcopal High School, and Crossroads Academy before graduating from Crossroads Academy in Utah. He was studying finance at the University of St. Thomas. Matthew was able to relocate to Aspen, Colorado, because to the flexibility of the online program, where he worked in hospitality at the Little Nell. Matthew has always loved numbers and has recently completed an internship at the Fitzpatrick Group.

Matthew was a cheerful, playful, friendly, and compassionate child. He was brimming with energy and passion for life. People used to call him “all gas, no brakes.” Some of his favorite childhood memories include riding bikes with his siblings and friends, hanging out at baseball fields, eating snow cones after games, Christmas tree forts, and insane air soft battles. He was an active member of First Presbyterian’s youth program, where he spent his time participating in fellowship, mission trips, retreats, and numerous ski trips. Matthew had a great heart and loved helping people in his community. He would have off his shirt and given it to anyone in need.

Matthew has spent his entire childhood participating in football and baseball. He preferred team sports because of the camaraderie and closeness he experienced with his teammates. Playing baseball in Cooperstown, seeing the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and his Episcopal High School football team winning the SPC High School State Championship are among his favorite experiences. His Select baseball club, the Drillers, won the USSSA World Series, which was the peak of them all. Matthew was affectionately referred to as “pig pen” by his coworkers.

Above all, Matthew valued his time with his immediate family. He liked video games and would often push his younger brother, Charles, to sneak upstairs and play X Box all night. Matthew would cheerfully offer Charles the controller at 6:00 a.m., as the sun rose in the sky. In Aspen, Matthew and his sister, Alexandra, had a terrific time hiking, shopping, watching football, and dining out. She remembers how they “ate their way through Aspen.” A competitive tennis match made Matthew and his mother, Christy, very happy. Matthew used to joke that he preferred to drop shot her since she was “old.” He enjoyed talking with his father about financial markets, business interests, mentorship, and life advice. Matthew’s main desire was to own a business with his father one day.

Matthew’s grandfathers, Bill Galtney and Charles Berry, as well as his uncle, Bob Galtney, all died before him. He is survived by his parents, Matt and Christy Galtney; his sister, Alexandra; and brother, Charles Galtney; his grandmothers, Gloria Galtney and Louise Berry; Uncle Will Galtney (Elizabeth); Aunt Ginny Galtney (Stephanie); Uncle Ed Galtney (Betsy); Aunt Susanne Galtney; Aunt Courtney McCabe (Chris); Aunt Cydney Padon (Matthew); eighteen first-cousins who loved him dearly.

Friends are cordially welcomed to a viewing with the family on Thursday, January 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Rev. Woody Berry will preside at a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street in Houston. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception to welcome the family and share memories at a venue to be announced during the service.

PLEASE NOTE: Those unable to attend the service may participate in the livestream by selecting “Join Livestream” from the “Services” section below. The link will be activated shortly before the start of the service. The family will gather at Houston’s Memorial Oaks Cemetery for a private interment. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The UM Foundation, Attn: The Pascal Matthew Galtney, Jr. Memorial Fund, 406 University Ave., Oxford, MS 38655, in lieu of conventional tributes. (Alternatively, use the link under “Donations” below).

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