Matthew Lamphere

January 01, 1974 ‒ March 11, 2005

Delaware, Ohio

Matthew Lamphere, age 31, died unexpectedly Friday morning, March 11, 2005 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio on January 1, 1974 to Gretchen Lamphere of Delaware and the late Allen E. Lamphere. Graduate of Delaware Hayes Class of 1992. He worked for Brocon Construction of Columbus. His passion was music and playing drums. He has been a member of several bands, including Stratford’s Wake. Matt enjoyed cooking, but most of all Matt loved being a dad and was a devoted husband and father.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving Wife, Joelle (Swiniarski) Lamphere, whom he married on May 22, 2002, his Daughter: Evelyn Joan, Brother: Joseph (Mary) Lamphere of Pataskala, Sisters: Susan Lamphere of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kristine Lamphere of Westerville, Niece: Jordynne Bowie, Father-in-law: Frank (Cynthia) Swiniarski of Bloomington, Indiana, Sister-in-law: Jennifer (John) Nelson of Delaware, Brother-in-law: Brad (Emily) Swiniarski of Columbus, and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 36, Delaware. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Matt Lamphere Memorial Fund, Delaware County Bank, 41 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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