Matthew Drew Kerr, 36, of Seattle, Washington, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 of injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on July 28th. Matthew never regained consciousness. Matthew was born in Morristown, NJ on November 28, 1973 and grew up in Mendham. A 1992 graduate of Mendham High School, he graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula. An avid outdoorsman, Matthew was happiest when hiking, camping and fishing. He worked as a horticulturist at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington and most recently as a dog trainer in Seattle. His dog community and the many people he helped will miss him greatly.

Matthew is survived by his parents, Tom and Judi Kerr of Mendham, NJ and a sister, Madeleine Kerr of Los Angeles CA. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ on Friday, September 24 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mendham Borough Library, 10 Hilltop Road, Mendham, 07945 or to The Schiff Natural Lands Trust, 339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham 07945.

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