The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 23, 2013

Matthew S. Bunnell

Star Beacon

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Matthew Scott Bunnell, age 43, of North Las Vegas, Nev., passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 27, 2013.

Matt was born in Conneaut, Ohio, on Jan. 14, 1970. He attended West Main Elementary School while growing up and was active in CLYO sports, playing t-ball, baseball and football. In high school, he discovered that tennis was his sport and enjoyed his time on the courts. He graduated from the Conneaut High School, Class of 1988. He continued his love for tennis throughout his college years.

Following his graduation from Hiram College in 1993, Matt took his marketing skills to Hawaii, Arizona and finally in Las Vegas, Nev., where he was the marketing director for several establishments.

Matthew was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church while residing in Conneaut, serving as an acolyte and communion assistance.

He is survived by his parents, Cheryl “Bodie” and James “Mick” Poff; sister, Molly (Tony) Todaro; brother, Daniel Poff; grandmother, Barbara Poff; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, James Bunnell; grandparents, Robert “Tim” Manniko, Ruth Manniko Cain, Robert Cain and James T. Poff; and a nephew, James Daniel Poff.

Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13th, at Glenwood Cemetery, West Main Road, Conneaut, with the Rev. Franklin J. Gore officiating.

Memorial gifts in memory of Matthew may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Phase II Building Fund, 876 Grove St., Conneaut or CLYO Scholarship for disadvantaged children, PO BOX 215, Conneaut.

Please visit to remember a life that ended too soon. Funeral arrangements entrusted to THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut, Ohio. Obituary and condolences also available at and

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