Matthew August Mecchia, 19 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  He was born January 14, 2004 in Hammond, IN the son of Mark and Heather (Kirk) Mecchia.  Matt was a 2022 graduate of Washington Township High School, where he was a member of the varsity soccer and track teams and the WTS Drumline.  Over the last year he spent time reflecting on and bettering himself, while enjoying music, skateboarding, art, and playing Spades with friends and family.
Matt is survived by his parents, Mark and Heather Mecchia; sister, Alexa Mecchia; grandparents, Glen and Bonnie Kirk and Gilbert Mecchia; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lynn Kirk and Marilyn Mecchia.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Matthew August Mecchia Scholarship Fund through the Porter County Community Foundation.


Lisa and I are saddened to hear of Matt's passing. Our hearts go out to Mark, Heather and Alexa at this difficult time. Please know you are in our prayers. -Carey and Lisa Lipke 

Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family! Prayers of comfort to you all! Love, -Tony, Michelle, Paige and Blake Cavanaugh 

I’m so sorry for your loss Matt was an amazing kid super kind and funny. Matt always knew how to light up a room whether it was him dancing around or singing songs that been stuck in his head. I really going to miss talking to him and skating around the town he was creative and outgoing and I’ll never forget that about him. Rest in peace little bro, -Luke Bridegroom 

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through at this time. May Matthew Rest in Eternal Peace. My heart breaks for you, Benay, and your family. God's love and blessings to you all. -Deanne Smolnicky-Fleming 

Matt was a beautiful and compassionate soul. I am so sorry for your loss and would do anything to ease the aching of this situation for anyone. This wonderful angel will continue to live on with us forever. My prayers go to Matt’s family and anyone who’s grieving during this time. -Ruthie Lopez 

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. -Kirsten Millar 

It breaks my heart to hear of Matt's passing. I only knew him briefly. But in that time I got to see what a kind, loving, and artistic spirit he has. His passion for life was contagious and made my stay in Legacy easier. -Lynn Mansfield 

I am so sorry for your loss, When I first met Matt I quickly realized how amazing of a person he was because he knew everyone and would treat everyone fair and equally. I met Matt and gained three times as many friends he always made sure to introduce his friends who didn’t know each other. Matt Was artistic, kind, and could make anyone smile or laugh when they were down. There was never time I spent with him that was considered boring or time wasted it was always very meaningful. I can’t believe your gone this soon but not one person is gonna forget your soul or the times we had with you. Your energy is always gonna live on in all the people you’ve had an impact on. -Bryce J Meeks 

I was blessed to be able to get to know him. He was such a sweet soul. So smart, so caring. Had an impact on everyone he met. You will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you through all of this. -Kenosha DeClue 

Mark, Heather & Alex, We’re so, so sorry for your precious loss and wish we could bear some of your pain. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sending all of you giant hugs and lots of love. -Tom & Pam Schrode

So incredibly sorry for your family’s loss. He was so incredibly loved by my family, let alone the dozens of friends that have reached out. So thankful to have had the time i did with him including the silly tattoo. Miss and love him so much, -Sydney Ditterline 

I am so sorry for your pain! I can say that as a parent that has experienced a loss. A parent is not intended to experience this. I am sure from what Brian has told me that you are wonderful, loving parents.
I am here is you ever need an ear. It is post five years and I'm sure I can't provide solutions but I do understand. Our thoughts are with you! -Sharon White 

Words can't equate the pain I feel to the loss of you. When I came to Washington you were like a big brother to me, and i'm forever grateful to have known you. Your legacy will forever live on and I pray strength and healing for your family. Love You Big Bro! -Jeremy White 

Hello my names Caleb Aguilar, I’ve known Matthew for a very long time and I just wanna say I love you guys so much although I’ve never been around the family a lot. That man was someone who was incredibly creative and super intelligent in many ways. He’d make everyone in the room laugh uncontrollably to tears. He always was respectful when he needed to be. His warm nature was so embracing. Which will continue to shower over you guys. Thank you guys for birthing such an amazing human being. Prayers and condolences. -Caleb Aguilar 

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know he fought long and hard and is at peace now. Your whole family will be in my thoughts. Matt will be sending you signs and messages through everyday things, be sure to look out for those things. He is your guardian angel and will be watching over you, may he rest in peace. -Katherine Davis 

I am so sorry for your loss, we are all hurting right now from losing such an amazing soul. Matthew was an amazing man and always knew how to light up a room. He would always have everyone laughing with his outta pocket jokes. He was always there for anyone who needed someone and always knew how to bring someone up and make them laugh when they were down. Every moment spent with Matt was never a moment you will forget. He has impacted all of our lives for the better and will always be with us in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Miss you and love you man. -Cooper Bennett 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email