Matthew K. McVaugh, 26, Cocalico grad, Civil War buff, loved golf, sports and his family

By on May 14, 2014


Matthew K. McVaugh, 26, of Adamstown, passed away unexpectedly at home May 10, 2014.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Keith “Bo” and Sheri (Skiles) McVaugh of Adamstown, and the grandson of Allan and MaryAnne (Ewell) Skiles of New Holland and Melvin and the late Nancy (Shingle) McVaugh of Green Hills. He was engaged to marry Janessa D. Weaver of Ephrata.

He was a 2006 graduate of Cocalico High School, attended Montgomery County Community College, and was employed by Morgan Corporation. Matt enjoyed researching Civil War history and visiting Gettysburg. He loved golf and following his favorite sports teams: the Michigan Wolverines, New York Yankees, Detroit Red Wings, and the Green Bay Packers.

Matt was so proud to be a part of a huge and loving family. He loved all of his aunts and uncles: Sandi and Lynn Crills of Akron, Stephanie Skiles and Kim Wentzel of New Holland, Stacie and Chuck Plank of Honey Brook, Steve and Renee Skiles of Manheim, Shelby and Mark Mills of Mohnton, Gary and Robin McVaugh of New Holland, Karen and Jim Dunn of Stahlstown, Kim and Randy Kieffer of Fleetwood, Kevin and Angel McVaugh of Blossburg, Kyle and Kim McVaugh of Reading, and all of his many cousins.

Matt is also survived by his most precious blessing, his son: Connor Matthew McVaugh; his sisters, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law: Meghan McVaugh and Jeanette Holleman of South Bend Ind., and Mallorie and Joshua Nagle of Wyomissing.

A Celebration of Matt’s life will be held at Lighthouse A.G., 105 Earland Dr., New Holland on Wednesday, May 14. Visitation with the family will be from 9 to 11 a.m. celebration to follow. We are asking that you celebrate Matt by wearing your favorite team’s apparel or dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established for Connor. Contributions may be made to Connor McVaugh and sent to Wells Fargo, Attention Eric Zelt, FBO Connor McVaugh, PO Box 214, Reams-town, PA 17567.

To send the family online condolences, visit Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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