Summerville Marine being laid to rest Monday

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — On Monday, a local marine will be laid to rest.

A Funeral Service will be held at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM for Fort Dorchester High School grad and Marine Matthew Sacilowski, 22, of Summerville.

Sacilowski was killed June 28.

No word yet on how he died.

He was born on Wednesday, February 23, 1994 in Woodbury, NJ to Donna Rieder Sacilowski and Paul Matthew Sacilowski.

Sacilowski’s obituary states he enjoyed karate, basketball, bowling and computer games.

His grandfather was a firefighter, which fueled his love of fire trucks. He was passionate about music and played the guitar.

He graduated from Fort Dorchester High School, where his favorite subjects were architectural design and history.

After moving from New Jersey, Matthew considered Charleston his home and loved Folly Beach, and fishing. He was passionate about becoming a United States Marine and graduated from Parris Island on September 11, 2015.

He was stationed at Cherry Point Marine Base in NC, where he was commended by his commanding officer for his hard work, professionalism and selflessness.

Matthew loved his family, especially his 14-month-old son.

His family will remember him as a funny, loving, persistent, and a truly fine young man. He was a wonderful father and husband, an extraordinary son and a proud marine with a promising future.

Matthew is survived by his loving wife, Megan Spicknall Sacilowski; son, Matthew Emery Sacilowski, Jr.; mother, Donna Rieder Sacilowski; father, Paul Matthew Sacilowski; sister, Anne Elizabeth Sacilowski; grandmothers: Elizabeth Rieder and Patricia Rieder; aunts: Margaret Rieder, Kathleen Rieder Cohen (Jeffry) and Michelle Hickman (Mark); uncle: George Rieder, Jr.; cousins: Brian Rieder, Shannon Roman, Jennifer Hinze, Carrington Roman, Mark Benjamin Roman, Denissa Roman and Tristan Thompson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

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