SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — — Mattias David “Matti” Luhta, age 28, of Saybrook Township, passed away unexpectedly late Sunday evening, March 24, 2013.
He was born Oct. 12, 1984, in Ashtabula, the son of David and Susan (Dahl) Luhta. Matt was born and raised in Ashtabula. He graduated from Lakeside High school in 2002 and attended college in Traverse City, Mich., graduating in 2007.
He had worked as a third mate in the Great Lakes shipping industry.
Matt is survived by his parents; brothers, Dave Jr. (Patty), Klaus (Krista), Lars (Adrienne) and Gunar (Jenny); sister, Zanna (Scott); nieces, Leah, Alyssa and Fallon; and nephews, Eric, Adam, Kayden, Kai, Soren and Finn.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ashtabula Catholic Charities in memory of Matt Luhta.
POTTI LAKESIDE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 1329 Lake Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.pottifuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.