Matthew James Minjares

Matthew James Minjares, age 22, of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was born May 6, 1992 in Barrington to Joe and Monica (Cofer) Minjares.  Matthew liked to collect pokeman cards, and play his Nintendo DS and loved the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He also enjoyed watching the Walking Dead.  He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Tracy (Mario) Aguilar of Chicago, Rachelle Minjares of Austin, Texas; his nieces and nephews, Adrien, Andrew, Alexander, Kyana, Isaiah, Christian, Jacob, Nathan, Alana; his aunt, Billie (Reid) Satzke; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his cat, Stewie.  Friends of the family may visit on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, with a memorial service commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s name to M.D.A., PO Box 97075, Washington, DC 20077-7258 or to Make a Wish Foundation, 640 North La Salle Drive, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

8 Responses to Matthew James Minjares

  • Tracy Aguilar says:

    My dearest brother I love you with all my heart. You will forever be missed and forever be loved. Coming to mom and dads house will never be the same. Because once we walk in the door we would always shout your name. I know your up in heaven playing with Auntie Paula and probably arguing which you guys loved to do. Until I see you again I know my heart will not be complete. Love and hugs “booger” I love you!!!!

  • donna says:

    Monica and Joe,
    So sorry for your loss. Matt you will truely be missed. Matt was such an easy person to love and smile when you think about him.

  • Jon and Char Marple says:

    Matt was one of our students at Gavin. He had a great sense of humor. His laugh filled the room. He may be gone, but we will never forget him.

  • Rebecca Freund says:

    Monica and family – – My heartfelt condolences to you all; You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • Scott & Sandy Smith says:

    Dear Monica & Joe,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I’m sure Matt never forgot his adventure to the set of King of Queens and meeting Keven James and the others, the cubs games or trip/s to the State Fair. He did a lot when he was able and never took anything for granted. We will miss him. Much love. Scott and Sandy.

  • Ken & Nikki Cook says:

    Dear Monica and Joe,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Brittney DeVries says:

    I just want to say again that i am sorry to hear about Matt passing away 🙁 I am still having a bit of a hard time 🙁 I hope i’ll be ok soon. Matt and I will always be good friends. Hope I do see him again in Heaven someday. 🙁 I will remember him. I do still miss him and love him. My memories are just starting to come back, only 2 i remember so far now. I know Matt is watching over me now and wants me to continue living and be happy, i’ll do my best. My thoughts and prayers go to Matt’s family+friends. – Brittney D.

    P.S. I was at his wake and it is important that i went to it. I know Matt wanted me to be there. I know that Matt loved me and still loves me.

  • Rachelle Minjares says:

    I dream of my brother all the time