Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Matthew Curry Dowling Jr. was born Nov. 12, 1987, and passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Matthew, 25, was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Marian and Leonard Thompson Curry, great-grandfather Leonard Alonzo Sr. (Abuelo Saba), and grandfather Cecil Cates.

He is survived by his parents, Carmen D. Daniels (Dale) and Matthew Curry Dowling Sr. (Nancy), Kailey A. Dowling, sister, Ralph A Garcia Jr., brother, Tiffany N. Garcia, sister, (Mark), Turner Daniels, brother. As well as grandparents Edgar T. and Gale Dowling and Leonard Jr. and Mary Alonzo; and great-grandmothers Gina Cates and Grace Alonzo.

Loving and remembering Matthew are his aunts and uncles Edgar T. Jr. and Patricia Dowling, Harold (Buddy) and Debra Dowling, Leonard III and Diane Alonzo, Kenny and Angie Alonzo, Ted and Angie Benbow, Louise Soldano and Michael Ramelli.

Also, cousins Elizabeth (Dowling) and Courtney Kent, Stephanie (Alonzo) and Luis Santana, Kenny Alonzo Jr., Edgar Turner Dowling III, Amanda and Larrisa Dowling, Brittany Bennett, and Leanna Alonzo. great-uncles and -aunts Sergio and Emmalisa Alonzo, and LT and Genie Curry.

Matthew's children: Antonio, Alexa, Austin, Travis, Arielle, Aiden and Cheyanne.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 4 o'clock on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Key West United Methodist Church, 600 Eaton St, Key West, Fla. The Rev. Ruben Velasco, pastor, will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Matthew's name to The Care Center, 3000 41st St. Ocean, Marathon, Fl. 33050.

"We weren't prepared for you to go

You were too full of life to be

Taken away from us too soon

It's still hard to believe"