Matthew Robert Pendergast

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 22nd, 2014

PendergastPreceded in death by his father,  Robert J. Pendergast survived by his son Justin Dean Pendergast,  his mother Ruthann Pendergast nee Hale,  his sister, Jean (Gary) Marshall nee Pendergast,  brother,  David T. Pendergast, nieces Kelsey and Jordan Marshall,  nephews Cory and Maxwell Marshall.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 23 from 2 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 24 with prayers at 9:30 am from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, for 10 am Mass.  Interment private.

Matthew Robert Pendergast
Man of so little but gave so much
He was a beloved father of Justin Dean Pendergast his most prized possession He loved Justin more than anything.
He was always so proud of everything his son ever did and accomplished and made sure everyone knew about it.
His dog Sadie couldn’t ask for a better owner. He would have a bowl of ice cream and would share it the entire time with his dog a spoonful or two for Matt then a spoonful for the dog. We all thought it was gross but he didn’t care it was his dog. His love for animals was amazing. He would get teary eyed if he saw a hurt animal on the side of the road he would want to stop and try to help it if he could. He truly wanted to become a vet but he couldn’t deal with having to put an animal to sleep. He loved all sorts of animals except bees. He hated bees or any type of flying insect for that matter. He would get real jumpy as they flew by as he was allergic to bees so anything close would freak him out whether it was a bee or not he didn’t want to take that chance of being stung. This always made his mother and older brother laugh hysterically. Matt was an outdoorsman. He loved everything about camping he would always go camping with his buddies any chance he could. That and fishing he loved to fish and to be on or by any body of water he didn’t care if it was a small pond, a river, or the ocean. As long as there was water he would go fishing . He must have 30 fishing poles. He was an amazing uncle that could always get his nieces and nephews laughing. It never mattered what kind of mood these kids were in by the time he was done with them they always ended up having a smile ear to ear. When his brother in-law had a horrible accident Matt stepped in to help fill the father figure role to help those kids get through the toughest of times and like I said always ended up putting a smile on those kids faces.Matt loved his mother so much that he would do anything for her. She wanted new carpet he would rip up the old stuff and put new down. Got tired of a color in a room he would re-paint the room to a color she liked. She wanted fresh vegetables he dug up the back yard and made a garden with a ton of different types of vegetables. Little did he know he poked more than a few holes in the underground sprinkler system (Ha Ha that was a fun one to find out) . It was the end of the season and we turned on the sprinkler system to find out his garden was now a pond. Matt always tried doing stuff for his older sister. Being a carpet installer Matt was the guy you wanted to have do your flooring. Matt always did the flooring for his sister, mother, family and friends and when he did it you received impeccable work. Every room he ever did looked amazing when he was done and done right the first time. When Matt was younger he always wanted to hang out with his older brother which was awesome since all his older brothers friends treated him as their little brother cuz that’s the kind of guy he was.  Matt was on the same baseball team as his older brother. When he got older he was always asked to play on his older brothers softball team because they always needed a great shortstop. Matt was a joker, comedian that one guy that when came into a room he could put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Matt grew-up in Lombard and was a graduate of Green Valley Grade School and Glenbard East High School.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials for Justin Pendergast, c/o Jean Marshall, 204 Shorehouse Way, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540 would be appreciated.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Horvath &family says:

    So terribly sorry for your UNTIMELY loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all & especially with Justin.
    The Horvath Family

  2. Julie says:

    Matt had the best smile! He was one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. Although I hadn’t seen him in years, through the power of Facebook I found him and we chatted. He was still a warm smile through the computer. He is greatly loved & deeply missed.

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