Matthew Harmon, 37

Matthew Edward Harmon, otherwise known as “Matt” or “Matty”, 37, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at his home in Reading.

Born in Woodbury, NJ, he was the son of James E. Harmon and Elizabeth “Lizann” A. (Lyons) Harmon.

Matthew was a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, an avid reader, and loved to sing and dance. Matthew graduated from Great Valley High School and grew up in Paoli and Malvern. He loved his family and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Matthew would do anything for anyone in need, no matter what it was, he was there. He also enjoyed going to the movies with his mother, especially the midnight showings.

Surviving along with his parents Jim and Lizann, are his siblings James Harmon Jr.; Michael Harmon, husband of Michelle; Dr. Siobhan Mannion; Kimberly Harmon; Dr. Frances Garner; Steven Harmon, husband of Brittany; and Christine McMahon, wife of Bill; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother David Edward Harmon.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 11:00AM-12:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home (329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468). A time of sharing remembrances will also be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 12:30PM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in Matthew’s name.

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Dear Frances and Family:
I am extremely sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Matt. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope the beautiful memories you have of your brother help to comfort you throughout this journey of mourning and healing.
Alexis Viso

~ Alexis Viso West Deptford, NJ
11/7/2022 5:54:22 PM

Matt you will so miss by so many but especially from me and Ray we have so many memories together hanging out at the house are road trips and all laughing and sing are love of music is in are soul I still can't believe your gone it's was just about 3 weeks ago take that trip in the car to drop Ray off and saying goodbye bye and all four of us sing together in the car laughing and when I took the turn and water spilled all over you we all just laughed and made jokes about sorry Ray won't be there to say goodbye but he loved you like a brother and a good friend but I'm bring the family the loved you too you will be so miss but never forgotten till we meet again to sing are favorite song my good friend with a soul of an angel would do anything for you love you Matt Ray and christie

~ Christie nowlin Reading, Pa
11/5/2022 8:54:10 AM

Lizann and Family,

I’d like to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Matt. It doesn’t seem real. He was such an upbeat, funny, and most of all kind hearted individual who would give the shirt off his back to anybody who would’ve asked. He was an absolute pleasure to be around both personally and professionally. He will be deeply missed. May your family find the incredible amount of strength and time to be able to heal.

God Bless You, Matt. And God Bless The Family. RIP, my friend.

~ Tyler Hamaker Fleetwood, PA
11/3/2022 2:24:33 AM

My heart goes out to the Harmon family. Matt was a truly special person - always kind and loving, and always willing to help someone in need. He was sweet and funny, gentle and kind, and he will be missed so very much. May peace be upon him, and may his memory be a blessing.

~ Sarah Holahan Hamburg, PA
11/2/2022 8:33:02 PM

My Condolences to the Harmon family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~ Bonnie Kinsler
11/2/2022 12:17:15 PM

You always gave off positive energy to me and the people around you. I looked forward to the nights we worked together at Wawa and used to say to myself, "there needs to be more people like him who stay calm and spread calm to others". I found myself drawn to that energy around you because I wished I could be more like that. After transferring stores, you would randomly stop by as a customer and keep spreading that calming energy. You adopted a kitten from me years ago and the reaction you had when picking her up, I remember with a smile on my face. You were very happy. My heart goes out to you and your family and friends. I will never forget you. The memories I have of you will always be with me. Memories last forever. As long as we remember how much you have touched our lives, you will always be alive within us.

~ Brian Andreacchio
11/2/2022 12:21:12 AM

Matt was one of the most selfless, kindest, purest, beautiful souls I had the pleasure of knowing and being around many, many times. So many people were left speechless when hearing of this news, myself included. I hope it eases the pain of the family at least a tiny bit by knowing how loved Matt was, and by reading all the kind words describing him and his friendships with so many. Christine, Elizabeth, and the rest of the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss!

~ Laura Callowhill
11/1/2022 9:12:46 PM

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

~ Elena Gilchrist Philadelphia, PA
11/1/2022 8:08:57 PM

Matt you will forever be missed! I am completely at loss of words on the hearing of your passing.. my thoughts and prayers go out to the Harmon family!

~ Alin Hammond
11/1/2022 9:31:07 AM

I love you Matt Matt and you will always be with me. To the Harmon family you have my deepest heartfelt condolences???? ??

~ Deneisha Baldwin
10/31/2022 10:32:11 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Matt was an amazing human being. It's really hard knowing the right thing to say. I know how this feels and I just hope the weight gets lighter soon.

~ Roxanne Radino
10/31/2022 4:17:41 PM

Dear Lizann,
I am extremely sorry to learn of your son’s passing. Words are inadequate for the loss of a child. Stay strong and lean on those you love around you.

~ Patti (Lees) Root Newark, De
10/31/2022 2:08:06 PM

Lizann and Family,

Words cannot adequately express the sorrow I feel at Matt’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

~ Michelle Meneely Reading, Pa
10/31/2022 1:08:39 PM