Matthew J. “Matt” Moore - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Matthew J. “Matt” Moore

May 14, 1984 - January 15, 2024

Matthew J. “Matt” Moore, age 39, of Chester County, PA, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 14, 1984, he was the son of Deborah “Debi” Moore and the late Robert “Bob” Moore, Jr. Matt worked as a lab technician/coordinator at W.L. Gore & Associates for 13 years. He had recently started presenting polymer science technology seminars for new associates and training in his labs.

Matt grew up in Fair Hill, MD, where he loved playing with friends outdoors and even once snuck over to the neighboring dairy farm to watch the birthing of a calf. He attended Rising Sun High School where he played basketball. After graduation, Matt took a “gap” year to work as a QC inspector at a local manufacturing company. He later decided to move to Florida and start taking classes in Tallahassee. There, Matt met the love of his life and transferred to Thomasville University in Georgia to be closer to her and complete his BS in business administration. Matt and Ashley began their 15-year marriage in a beautiful ocean-side ceremony in Florida. Their first born, Joey, (who will tell you he was Dad’s favorite) was born the next year. Ava (who will also tell you she is Dad’s favorite) made her debut a few years later. Matt also loved his pets and in his last years he cared for 2 dogs, 3 cats, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and two bunnies. He was absolutely devoted to his family. Everything Matt did was for them.

Matt always loved gaming and continued to play into his adult years with several loyal friends. He often looked forward to vacationing in St. John, Virgin Islands, it was his favorite vacation spot. However, Matt did make an annual trek to Ocean City, NJ, for a week to please his family. He was a 4th generation OCNJ vacationer. Throughout his life, Matt was known for his big heart and quick wit. He was a man of few words but was the funniest member of our family. Matt would say the funniest things at inappropriate times and vice versa.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, Robert. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ashley Moore; loving children, Joey and Ava; mother, Deborah (Jim Hanrahan); siblings, Shannon Biko and Len Biko; mother-in-law, Lynne Smith (John); father-in-law, Michael Best (Tamila); brother-in-law, Trey Best; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


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11 Condolences for Matthew J. “Matt” Moore

  • I’m so sorry for your loss and I am praying for you all.
    The loss of a loved one is always so devastating
    I will miss Matt he was like my step son he was always at our house. And them guys were always doing something or playing games or basketball
    RIP my friend

  • My heart is in shock and so saddened for the loss if Matt. My deepest condolences to Debi, Ashley, Joey, Ava and all of Matt’s family. I remember when he was born. He was a fun kid and he grew into a great son, husband and awesome father. Rest in peace Matt.

  • Ashley, Joey, Ava and Debi. I am so sorry for your loss. Nicole and I thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Ashley,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Matt loved you & both of y’all’s children immensely. I will pray for you and your children. ❤️

  • Blessings to you all at this devastating time, will be thinking of you all from across the oceans.

  • Prayers going up for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Ashley, I was so shocked and saddened to see the heartbreaking news this morning. I pray that God will grant your the strength to get through this devastating time in your life. 😢

  • So sorry to see Matt gone so young, and loved. I hope and trust in God that he is going to a better place, and that those who loved him will have strength in this difficult time.

  • I am truly very sorry. My heart aches for you and yours. My prayers are with you all. Take the time to grieve and take care of yourself Ashley, for your children will depend on you. You have a wonderful support system take advantage of it.

  • Praying for u and your children. We don’t understand the death of a young adult but we know who sustains us. Hold tight to your faith.

  • I was at loss of words when I heard, quickly ending the phone call. I sat for awhile reflecting on all my memories of the pack of friends I had as a kid throughout high school and often wanted to return to visit the ones I missed most and their families. Im saddened I cannot see Matt but will find time to see Mom and his family. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers, lots of love to all your families. Can’t keep writing as im crying sittin here in a barber shop as my son gets a haircut. Love ya Matt Rest easy brother.