Scott D. Matchett

Scott Matchett - Brighton, NY - Rochester Cremation

Brighton: Unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2021, at age 29. He is lovingly remembered by his parents, Douglas and Mary Karol Matchett; sister, Kara Matchett; grandparents, Nancy Matchett; Dick and Kerry McCarthy; godparents, Rick and Beth McCarthy; numerous cousins and friends.

Scott was an international deaf swimmer with United States of America Deaf Swimming (USADS) and also swam with the Fairport Area Swim Team, Brighton High School Swim Team and RIT Swim Team. He graduated from Brighton High School and Rochester School for the Deaf and attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. He worked at FedEx Ground and enjoyed camping, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, skiing, watching NFL games, traveling with family and friends, and helping others, including neighbors with yardwork and plowing driveways.

Scott’s Celebration of Life Mass service will be held at 11AM on April 23, 2022 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 601 Edgewood Ave., Rochester, NY. Private entombment at White Haven Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to USADS, 9310 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 220, Chatsworth, CA 91311 or CM7, Mark Seven Deaf Foundation, PO Box 840313, St. Augustine, FL 32080. To share a memory or photo of Scott, visit

33 Condolences

  1. Steven Putz on September 8, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I miss you. I miss the hearty chortles you’d make when we make some jokes about any team that’s not the New England Patriots. I’ll miss the family get-togethers where you’d bring mellowness to the family environment, where we’d sit at the dinner table or on the couch watching football games, and you’d talk about your scuba or your deep sea fishing experiences with your dad and others. You loved the waters so much! Cheers, Scott. I love you.

  2. Barb Brinks on September 9, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Doug, Mary Karol and Kara, express my deepest condolences for your son/brother’s death. I cherished the first time I met you guys when Scott was small. He shared his unique intellectuals with his sense of humor like Doug with a beautiful smile. Once again, my deepest condolences. He will always watch over you guys with love

  3. Karen Buttillo on September 9, 2021 at 6:33 am

    I am so sorry for your loss .What a terrible thing to deal with, wishing you peace.

  4. Sarah (Hannah) Metlay on September 9, 2021 at 7:53 am

    My first childhood friend since we were babies, I truly miss you, Scott! The Metlay family is so sorry for your loss.

    Scott, I always think of you as my brother, because you’re my VERY first childhood friend since baby, we grew up together since we were babies, went to same school, same bus, make inside jokes, talk about random football and swimming life. Oh Scott I miss you so much. I miss how much we make each other smile in morning bus and afternoon bus and talks about our days at school. I never forget the moment you told me you finally got in deaf USA Olympic for swimming team and you make us proud. You’re forever in our heart. Thank you for memories we made since we were babies, I’ll always cherish those memories in my heart. I’m grateful for you being part of my life. You’ll always be truly missed from lot of us people.

  5. Patty Sapere on September 9, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Mary Carol, Doug and Kara,
    My heart goes out to you, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jo-Ann Koch on September 9, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Dear Mary Karol, Doug, and Kara,
    Sending long, gentle hugs and our prayers that God will surround you with His healing embrace and bring you comfort.
    Scott will be remembered by Fred and I with much love.
    Jo-Ann and Fred 💕

  7. Barry on September 9, 2021 at 10:15 am

    God bless him 🙏

  8. Kim kotel on September 9, 2021 at 11:36 am

    So sorry, so sad and so shocked. Scotts wonderful personality will never be forgotten. He is in a group photo on the wall of my classroom.

  9. Lisa Wilson on September 9, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Mary Karol, Doug, Kara and Family,

    Although I do not know Scott, I was so deeply saddened to hear of your son and brother’s passing. May the memories of Scott carry you all through this time. Please accept my heartfelt, deepest sympathies.

  10. Thomas and Candi Rankin on September 9, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Doug, Mary Karol and Kara,

    May the joy you knew,
    and the love you shared
    bring warm memories
    to your heart.
    With deepest sympathy.

    “Surely be hath borne our griefs,
    and carried our sorrows”
    -Isaiah 53:4

  11. Rose Marie and Tony Toscano on September 9, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Tony and I are holding your whole family in our hearts. There are no words for your loss. We know what this feels like. May your memories of your dear Scott sustain you during this difficult time. Rose Marie and Tony Toscano

  12. Paulette Bob Kara Greg & Ryan VanSice on September 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    MaryKarol, Doug and Kara-
    It’s been years but those early years when our kids were so small and together at Ree’s are unforgettable.
    We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Scott. Wishing you God’s peace in the days ahead.

  13. Kathy, Heather & Nichole ( Zeiner ) Castellano on September 10, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Mary Karol, Doug, Kara and Entire Family, Our Condolences are with all of you. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers every day. I was in shock when I heard of Scotty’ s passing. I called Mom, she broke down crying in disbelief. Heather stated, ” NOT OUR SCOTTY.” Scott has been apart of my family’s life since he was a small baby. I’ll never forget his adorable smile that lit up the entire room. Scott will forever be loved and deeply held in our hearts. Wonderful memories of Scott forever. I will continue holding all in my prayers. The Matchett Family is Our Family. May God Bless All Of You during this difficult time. Know that Scott is Your Handsome Angel ~ Forever Watching Over All Of You. Love, Kathy, Heather & Nichole (Ree’s daughter and Granddaughter’s.)

  14. Christina Nunez on September 10, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Dear Matchett Family,

    I am so saddened to hear of your son and brother’s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

    • Summer Pisciotta (Loucks) on September 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      From my heart my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy I am so sorry to hear of the loss of ur loved one, may God give you and ur family, strength, peace and love. Hugs.

      • Jessica johns on November 2, 2022 at 11:36 pm

        Dear matchett family I only know Scott when we were very young I believe from martin b Anderson school number one near Cobbs hill and he was a sweet boy I’m sorry to hear and find out thru Facebook by remembering names from when I was younger that Scott had passed on..

  15. Helen (Wolf) Bradacs on September 10, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Scott you are and have always been truly loved. I am blessed to have been a small part of your life’s journey, watching you grow from an adorable 9 year old to a handsome, young man. You lived a full life even though it was much too short here on earth;. traveling, swimming, competing internationally, and making friends wherever you went. You will be forever missed, never forgotten. Blessings to your wonderful family and know that some day you will see each other again.

  16. Tiffany Barker on September 10, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    I am so shocked your gone is too soon, I’ve remembered and never forgot about you, your always a happy guy and an joke in my classmates with summer and to many good memories with you, my classmates also I remember I saw u last time at the wal mart in Henrietta ur were an bigger smile ever last I see you in above 3 year ago. I will true miss you and never forget about you also stay in my heart forever as friends. Sent my praying with you and your family 🙏🤟

  17. noel on September 12, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I was Scott’s case manager through strong and to hear of Scott’s passing hit hard.
    I enjoyed the many conversations we had over the phone his love for swimming at the Genesee pool and the Jewish center and scuba diving and talking about the many family celebrations especially his birthday.

    I am also in awe of the many ways his family supported Scott in all things.

    I send my prayers and love and a hug as well to you Mr. and Mrs. Matchett and family as you grieve.

  18. paula wollenhaupt on September 13, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    im truly sorry for the loss of your son/brother. may he rest in peace1

    paula wollenhaupt

  19. Claire Pan (Malaysia) on September 14, 2021 at 10:26 am

    I was in shock when I read the news of your passing on Facebook. I couldn’t believe what I read repeatedly. In 10 years ago, I met Scott at RSD. He is amazing and friendly guy. I felt a warm vibe from him every time I saw him. After graduation, it was my last time to see him.

    In a few months ago, I told my friend (loves swimming) how amazing Scott is. To me, Scott is still amazing and humble guy.

    Send my condolences & hugs to Scott’s family and Kara. Rest in peace.

  20. Marco Reabe on September 15, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Doug, Mary Karol and Kara, I am so utterly sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

  21. Barbara A Raymond-----(REABE) on September 16, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Doug, Mary Karol and Kara. My heart goes out to all of you. I have also lost a child and a sister. I will put you all in my prayers.

  22. Rachel Abbett on September 16, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    To the Matchett Family, My deepest condolences for the loss of your precocious son and brother. Sending love to you all.

  23. DAVID ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ GARCIA (MEXICO ) on September 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Lamento escuchar esto. Mis condolencias para ti y tu familia. soy mi compañero competencia grupos para sordos ,

  24. Katherine Walton (formerly McCauley) on September 19, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Oh Doug and family … I’m so very sorry to hear of this terrible loss. My prayers are with you as you grieve. I so enjoyed watching him swim for so many years as a Niagara LSC official. He was an outstanding young man. I’m heartbroken for you all.

  25. Craig Marineau on September 19, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayer sent to you and family.

  26. Laurie Iskra Matteson on September 19, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Mary Karol, Doug, and Kara,
    My condolences and deepest heart goes to you and your family! He will be sorely missed by you and friends. Hugs Mary Karol!

  27. Judy Mark on September 19, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Mary Karol, Doug, & Kara, My heart breaks for each of you. I will always have the memories of Scott’s beautiful smile and kindness. I can see him walking through the doors of the Webster pool, happy, and ready to compete. He always brightened my day. Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Scott was a blessing for all who knew him.

    Judy Mark

  28. Barbara Motylinski on September 19, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Dear Mary Carol, Doug and Kara,
    I’m very sorry for your loss of your beloved son. He’s surely quite a character and we will never forget him. My heart goes out to you, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. ❤️🙏

  29. Joanne DeBee on September 23, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Doug, I’m so sorry to hear about your son, Scott.. Thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs. Joanne

  30. Robbie Marvald on September 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    So sad to hear about this. I have very fond memories of Scott on the swim team at BHS. Scott was not only one of my fastest teammates, but was also one of the most optimistic and cheerful people on the team. It seemed like he always had a smile on his face, and was even happier when those around him were as well. My deepest condolences to the Matchett family.

  31. Pamela Conley on October 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    MK and Doug,

    I’m sorry for the loss of your child. I remember Scott as an incredibly sweet and mellow person. May you be comforted by your precious memories of him.


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