Matthew Gumbel '91 Scholarship
This scholarship fund has been established to honor the life and legacy of Matthew Adam Gumbel '91, who passed away on September 24, 2021, after a courageous three year battle with cancer.
Matt was a devoted husband, father, and family man who enjoyed spending time with all those he loved and would do anything for others. He brought joy to any gathering, often getting people together for board games, backyard home run derby, mini stick hockey games, putt-putt, or last minute trips to Dairy Queen. He was a loyal friend and loved his weekly chats with them, talking about sports, stocks, and just sharing laughs.
After graduating from University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1991, Matt went on to Michigan State University. He loved the Spartans and was so happy to see both of his sons enjoying the University that he so enjoyed. Matt worked so hard for his family throughout his career as an Account Executive in the computer software industry, most recently for Dell Technologies.
Matt was a one-of-a kind hockey coach, who knew how to teach the fundamentals of the game, while also modeling what it means to play with integrity and sportsmanship. He was there for his players both on and off the ice, and cherished the friendships made through the years of hockey.
In everyday life, Matt modeled what it means to live with faith in our Lord, and as a Man for Others. He took up his cross of cancer with courage, living in hope, faith, and joy, in spite of the challenges that he faced. Matt will be missed more than words can express and remembered with so much love for the amazing man that he was. All that knew him, felt the love that he shared for anyone that he was with. He lit up the room with his beautiful smile and he was truly a gift to us all.