Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Matthew Curry Dowling Jr., born Nov. 12, 1987, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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

Matthew is survived by his parents, Carmen D. Daniels (Dale) and Matthew Curry Dowling Sr. (Nancy), sister Kailey A. Dowling, brother Ralph A Garcia Jr., sister Tiffany N. Garcia (Mark), and brother Turner Daniels; grandparents Edgar T. and Gale Dowling and Leonard Jr. and Mary Alonzo; 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, and Louise Soldano and Michael Ramelli; 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 and Tony Gomez; great-uncles and -aunts Sergio and Emmalisa Alonzo, and LT and Genie Curry; and Matthew's children Antonio, Alexa, Austin, Travis, Arielle, Aiden and Cheyanne.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. 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 in Matthew's name may be made 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."