Matthew Jay Gans

Matthew Jay Gans
 
Matthew Jay Gans, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home in Crest Hill.  He was born on May 23, 1959, the youngest son of Albert Edward and Doris (nee Robbins) Gans.  Matthew was a long-term resident of Crest Hill and was a graduate of Lockport Township High School.  He was formerly a laborer at Joliet Pattern, Inc.
 
Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, RC cars, watching movies, and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.
 
 Matthew is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly Jean (nee Hulbert) Gans; his children, Rachel (Ray) Hicks, and Jeremy (Ashley) Gans; his mother, Doris Harrigan; grandchildren, Cassandra, Raymond, Patrick, Jack, and an expected granddaughter within the next month; one brother, William (Diane) Gans; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn (late, Edward) Gans.  Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
 
He is preceded by his father, Albert Edward Gans; and his older brother, Edward Gans.
 
A Private Memorial Service for Matthew Jay Gans will be held at a later date. As it was his request, cremation rites have been accorded.  Arrangements have been handled under the care and guidance of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home.
 
 For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com