Matthew was born in Arlington, Texas on May 2, 1984. He attended school in Cedar Rapids at Taylor Elementary, Erskine Elementary and Roosevelt Middle School, and graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2002.
Preceding Mathew in death are his maternal grandparents, T.P. and Velma Bowie; his paternal grandfather, Louis M. Dias; and his uncle and aunt, Richard and Penny Weadon.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Dan and Mary Dias of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Gerald Dias (Rick Zawlocki) of Milwaukee, Wis., Michael Dias of Cherokee, and Marshall Dias (Sarah) of Ottumwa; and his paternal grandmother, Yvonne (NaNa) Nemett of Cleburne, Texas. Other survivors include a nephew and niece, Cody and Mattieson Dias of Marcus and his uncle, Robert Weadon (Sara Beth) and aunt, Celeste Hobbs (Troy), all of Cleburne, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 200 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404. Please leave a message for the Dias Family at www.cedarmemorial.com , under "obituaries."