Matt Spare

Matt Spare, 42, of Katy, Texas, smiled his last smile and passed on peacefully, comfortably, stress free and in the arms of his loving husband Aaron Patterson shortly after a visit by their 4, four-legged children, Poodle, Reba, Penny and Uncle Si, on Friday, October 25, 2013. Matt fought a brief but valiant battle with liver cancer.

Matt and Aaron became friends in 2008, became a couple on June 3, 2010 and legally married each other on September 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. Since they have been together, they traveled to Disney World and after they married, they were able to travel to New York City and Las Vegas for their anniver-saries. They bought their dream home and lived life to the fullest, happy and made lasting and loving memories together.

Matt and Aaron were involved in the Houston GLBT community and raised thousands of dollars through fundraising activities. Matt was known for his wonder smile, his sense of humor, his love for moose, and his caring nature. The Houston GLBT and world has lost a great man, but has gained another angel to watch over us.

Matt was Aaron’s best friend, soul mate, and husband and the time they spent together were the best years of their lives.

Besides his husband Aaron, Matt leaves behind his “children,” Poodle, Reba, Penny, Uncle Si and Sheldon the hamster. He also leaves behind his caring and loving in-laws, Karl and Sylvia (Niedzwiecki) Patterson, of Silver Creek; also his brother-in-law Rob (Michelle) Patterson, niece Nicole and nephew Chase Patterson of Cary, NC; and an extended in-law family.

Matt leaves behind a huge “chosen family” and friends in the Houston area and across Texas and the United States.

Matt also leaves behind his mother, Phyllis; sisters Chris and Carol; nieces and nephews and a great- nephew.

Matt has gone to join his father Bill; his baby dog Seven and hamster Leonard, along with many friends who have gone before him.

A Celebration of Matt’s life will be held in Houston at a later date and a “Get to Know Matt” Celebration will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hole Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY with a celebration of Matt’s life to follow at the Firehouse on the Lake, Jackson Street, Silver Creek, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aaron Patterson, who will distribute donations at his discretion.