Matthew Anthony Wildes, age 57, a resident of Polk Center, Polk, PA, died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Matthew was born in Erie on March 9, 1961 to James P. and Ann Marie Akus Wildes.

Matthew was preceded in death by his father James P. Wildes, his maternal and paternal grandparents, his niece Brianna Borden, his god mother JoAnn Akus, and an uncle Leonard Wildes.

Survivors include his loving mother Ann Marie Wildes; brothers James and wife Janice, Jeffrey and wife Janice, and Michael and wife Angie; sisters Colleen Stile and husband Joe, and Carla Rodgers and husband Robert; his aunt Dolores Anderson and husband Herbert, and his uncle Edward Akus. Matthew is also survived by many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces.

The Wildes family expresses thanks to Polk Center for all the love and care that Matthew was given, and special thanks to his caregivers Trevor, Vickie, the night crew, Father Manning, Father Miller, and to Sue Montgomery, Darcy and Mike for their visits. Additional thanks to Dr. Sharara and the staff at UPMC Northwest in Seneca, PA.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Prayer services will be there Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Union City at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Thomas Suppa. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Erie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Matthew’s memory to Polk Center, PO Box 94, Polk, PA 16342.