Matthew Ciarlo

April 14, 1963 - August 9, 2023
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The Ciarlo family is saddened to announce the sudden and tragic passing of beloved
Grandfather, Father, Brother, and friend Matthew Clovis Ciarlo. Matthew originated from
Oakland, California but lived many memorable years in Gardner, CO, Hemet, CA, and most
recently resided in Tucson, AZ. Matthew is preceded in death by Father Mario Ciarlo, Mother
Lydia Martinez, Brother Mark Ciarlo, Grandparents Conrad and Nestora Martinez, Clovis and
Isabel Salazar, as well as former father-in-law Sergio Abila.

Matthew is survived by former Mother-in-Law Dora Abila, long time love Cheryl
Atchison, his Sisters Renee (Randy) Mohrbacher, Laurie (Terry) Ciarlo-Thompson, Brothers Brian
Ciarlo and Jon (Marisa) Petree. His children Brittney Ciarlo, Mario Ciarlo, Nathan (Elizabeth)
Atchison, Stepdaughter Savana Patchen, and Grandchildren Taelor, Elias, Brooklyn, Sergio,
Benjamin, and Jackson.

Matthew was born on April 14th, 1963 and tragically left us to continue his journey on
August 9th, 2023. Matthew was born in Alameda, CA and spent his youth throughout California
and Colorado working on his Grandfathers ranch as a young man, eventually evolving into
owning a successful excavation company "Ciarlo Excavating". Matthew was also a Volunteer
Firefighter EMT in Colorado, inspiring his son to follow in his footsteps. Matthew would
eventually return to Southern California later in life working for the City of Riverside before his
final relocation to Tucson, AZ with his son.

Anyone who had the privilege of meeting or knowing Matt knew he was the life of the
party and a sociable person with a contagious laugh that anyone would love. Matt lived life to
the fullest and has too many memorable stories to count. He had a love and wealth of
knowledge for anything with a motor. From his love of the ride on his Harley, to his addiction for
speed on the water in his jet boat, or his classic Jeep, there was nothing he couldn't fix or
restore; his many talents and eclectic lifestyle inspired many. Matthew was one of the hardest
working, lovable, selfless, and genuine person most of us will ever know. His family will never be
the same and will miss him every second of every day. Only because of the lessons we have
learned from Matt will we be able to get through these difficult times. We love you more than
life itself, and we will be with you again. It's never goodbye, instead, we will see you later.

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Born: April 14, 1963
Died: August 9, 2023

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Marana Mortuary & Cemetery

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The staff of Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.


Betina Martinez posted on 1/2/24

I see your Jeep and just can't believe you're gone. I miss our conversations and your smile. B


Taelor Ciarlo posted on 9/4/23

I love and miss you more than anything in this entire world Grandpa, I wish i could've heard your voice and said goodbye one last time. I love you Grandpa and I will stay strong for you, I promise


Victoria Gomez posted on 8/24/23

Matty that's what I called him ! You were a very special cousin hito always kind and thoughtful even though we weren't as close as when you grew up on the farm your sudden passing still broke my heart! You always smiled with those beautiful eyes of yours !! I will miss you and I am so glad we seen each other at Jon's wedding Rest and Ride in Paradise hito hive my auntie Lil a big hug and kiss from me see you again someday till then.. GODSPEED .


Laura (Gomes) Bevins posted on 8/18/23

Cousin Matt, you will be missed by so many. Thanks for staying in touch with my Mom, Angie. She always loved getting your posts. Your smile will live on.


Jacquie Garcia posted on 8/16/23

All my love sent to you at this difficult time. Many wonderful memories of Matt. Lots of hugs from me and my gang.


Pamela Levie posted on 8/16/23

So sorry for your loss. Matt's laugh and big personality will live on. P.Levie


Caroline Sanchez posted on 8/15/23

I remember Matt as a young man working on Grandpa Conrad’s farm. Teaching him to farm. And memories of Matt, Brian and Jon sitting at Grandma Nestora’s round table enjoying her good cooking. Rest in Peace. Aunt Caroline and Uncle Evan


Ginger & Doug Wheeler posted on 8/15/23

RIP Matt ? Our condolences to the family and friends of Matt. May his memory continue to grow and fill your hearts with wonderful thoughts . Matt was a big part of our life from childhood to young married adults in San Leandro. He was truly like a brother to Doug & I . Lots of laughs and memories fill our hearts . That laugh and smile ! Until we meet again Matt


Ramona Bode posted on 8/15/23

i am so sorry for this family sudden loss. May you each find comfort in your all your memories until we see you again


Denise Abila posted on 8/15/23

Thanks for the memories Matt,. You were my first true love, regardless of us not making it in our marriage, we are, and will forever be, united because of our family we created, our two wonderful children and our 4 beautiful grandchildren. You’re blood runs through their veins. I cherish this fact. Tell my dad hi for me!? My parents always loved you like a son, and I know you loved them as your own parents. Fly high and free!


Jess & Gina Vialpando posted on 8/15/23

Jess and I are so saddened for the loss of you dad. Britney, Mario and Denise we are thinking of you and praying for peace and love. Matt rest easy now .?


Robert D Savant posted on 8/15/23

Sorry to hear of your passing, Natt, I will never forget the nights we worked in the City of Riverside and all the help you contributed to the Projects we completed. R. I.. P. My You will always be remembered for being you.


Dori Valdez posted on 8/15/23

Brittney, Mario, and family, I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you in this time of need. Many prayers for you in this difficult time. I'll always remember your smile. Love you all!! Rest in Paradise Matt.


Tim Mohrbacher/Michelle Fawcett posted on 8/15/23

We are sending positive vibes and our sincere condolences to all the family and friends he left behind. May you cherish the memories in your hearts and minds for eternity ?✌️


Toni Archuleta-Martinez posted on 8/15/23

Prayers and condolences to all the family .