Matthew Brian Sumrow (’10)

Matthew Brian Sumrow Matthew Brian Sumrow passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 35 in San Antonio. Matthew is survived by parents, Steve and Dolly Sumrow of Katy, Texas; a brother, Steven Andrew Sumrow of Galveston; a sister, Christina Hughes of Austin; a sister, Gloria Sumrow of Irving; and a fiancee, Casey Stemmermann of San Antonio. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private ceremony with family was held at Schmidt Funeral Home, in Katy, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Matthew was later buried at the Houston National Cemetery. A future celebration service with military honors will be planned for a later date. Matthew was a 2003 graduate of Cinco Ranch High School. He attended Texas Tech and the University of Houston, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Psychology and English. He joined the U.S. Army following graduation, completing basic training and officer candidate school before being promoted to 1st LT infantry platoon leader in 2012 with the Motorized Combined Arms Battalion at Ft. Bliss Texas. He later served as Mortar Platoon Leader and became responsible for training and readiness testing of troops preparing for deployment. He also provided testing and feedback on newly developed equipment to be used in combat operations. As a 1st LT, he was consistently rated in the top 5% of his rank for more than 33 months and was promoted to Captain in 2015. He served both at Ft. Bliss Texas and Ft. Benning Georgia as Executive Officer, Plans Officer, and Battalion Liaison Officer. Matthew was separated from the service in 2017 and was living in San Antonio, Texas. He will always be remembered for his generous and loving spirit. He always sought to help and support others in need and will be sorely missed by friends, fellow soldiers, and his family. We rejoice in the fact that Matthew knew Jesus Christ as his savior and today awaits his family in Heaven.

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