Matthew A Sumner
Friday, 07 March 1952 - Saturday, 21 April 2018
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Funeral Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Matthew A Sumner of Franklin Lakes New Jersey passed away peacefully on Saturday April 21, 2018. Matt was born on March 7, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. He was a graduate of Kearny High School; Rutgers College and Seton Hall Law School.
Matt passed the NJ Bar in 1978 and was a practicing lawyer for over 40 years. In 2010, the NJ Supreme Court named him a certified Matrimonial Attorney. Besides his Family Law practice, Matt was a long time lawyer for the Parental Representation Unit of the Public defenders Office. He was a member of the Morris and Passaic County Bar Associations where he served as Civil Arbitrator and a member of the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nan, daughter Rachel, sons Daniel, Jonathan, son in law Josh, his golden retriever Louie and his brother Charles Sumner of Orlando Florida. Matt loved his family dearly. They were the pride and joy of his life. He enjoyed playing golf with his children, watching the Mets, playing his guitar and eating Maine lobster rolls.
The family is asking that in lieu of food or flowers, donations in Matt’s memory be made to the Barnert Temple Lifelong Learning Fund or the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Hospital.