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Matthew Scott Kephart

August 17, 1963 - July 6, 2019

Matthew “Moose” Kephart left Planet Earth and was embraced by the ether on July 6th at his daughters’ home in Wilmington, NC, surrounded by his spouse, his children, and his sons-in-law.

Moose was interred in a resting place that coupled his love of nature, being himself, and the unique spirituality that he believed in.

Matthew is survived by his loving wife & best friend, Mary Jane, his daughters Sarah J. Miller (& husband Albert), Emily G. Abusaad (& husband Abood), son Gabriel N. Kephart, the dog he swore he’d never own, Laddie, mother Rose, brothers Michael (& children), Ezekiel (& Wanda, & children), sisters Denise Hudson (& husband Bill & children) & Kimberly Schwartz (& husband Dennis & children).

Moose cannot be defined by one aspect of his life or another; he worked at the Windy Hill Village, but lived life in ways that most can only dream of. The outpouring of love and support from friends, family, community, & colleagues of Windy Hill Village has been overwhelming and appreciated more than could ever be put into words. In honor of Matthew’s memory, the family has asked loved ones to use their middle fingers liberally, to party their hearts out, and always welcome friends and strangers to your table, like Moose would.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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“Michael Gubista took over the care of my husband and oversaw all of the services. He explained everything thoroughly and he even added some personal touches of his own and welcomed all the attendees that were very meaningful and thoughtful. He really listened to me and provided excellent support at an extremely difficult time.” – Barbara L.


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