Connors, age 70 of Porter, IN, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
He was born on
December 24, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to Frederick and Denise (Hardy) Connors.
Matthew is survived
by his wife of 23 years, Pamela (Hoffman) Connors; two daughters, Jillian
Connors, Liza (Oliver) Levy; two sisters, Nora Connors, Mary (Jeff) Eckdhal;
mother-in law, Judith Hoffman; sister-in law, Brenda Hoffman; numerous
cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, extended family and
He was preceded in
death by his parents; and father-in law, Allen Hoffman.
Matthew was a
graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School (Class of 1967). He was also a
graduate of St. Joseph College with a B.S. in biology with a specialty in
genetics (Class of 1971). Matthew was known for his research on cancer and
diabetes at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of
Miami. He enjoyed spending his time with his family and pets, telling
stories from his past, and cheering for Chicago sports teams (the Blackhawks).
will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30
p.m. at the funeral home.
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