Matthew James Buss
Matthew passed away quietly in the early morning of Monday, 21 April 2014, following a year-long battle with head and neck cancer.
Aged 41 years, Matthew was born 11 November 1972, in Riverside, CA. He married Jennifer Dykes in Houston 19 April 2008.
graduated from General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany,
where he first met his wife Jennifer, and attended Trinity University in
Throughout his over-fifteen-year career with the
Houston Chronicle, Matthew held several positions, including Digital
Imaging Technician, Ad Services Manager, and most recently Pre-Media
Manager. He was a loyal employee and a devoted manager, extremely fond
of his co-workers and team.
Matthew was a champion billiards, poker,
and table tennis player who enjoyed spectator sports of all kinds,
especially hockey, and was an avid fantasy baseball participant and
Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal
grandparents, John and Alice Buss of Odessa. He is survived by his
beloved wife Jennifer Buss and his faithful dog, Henry, of Houston;
maternal grandparents Joe and Marilyn Van Hoff of Midland; his mother
Karen Zavatson and Jim Zavatson of San Antonio; his father John Buss of
Omaha, NE; his brother Will Buss of Silver Spring, MD; his brother Greg
Buss, Katy Buss, and niece Presley Buss of San Antonio; as well as a
large and loving extended family, all deeply saddened by his loss.
Matthew's family is grateful to the Houston Chronicle and Maersk Drilling USA,
Inc., for their touching support during this difficult time.
The family will celebrate Matthew's life in a memorial service on 03 May
2014, at 11:00 AM, at the Live Oak Friends Meeting Skyspace, 1318 West
26th Street, Houston, Texas, 77008.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to MD Anderson to sponsor cancer research, or to the American Red Cross, whose good work Matthew himself supported:
Please advise the family of your kind donation in Matthew's memory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation - Kahlil Gibran