Friends and family of Matt "Fundy" Funderburk, bassist of Lydia, Bears of Manitou, Joey Arroyo Band, and other musical groups, are still coming to terms with his passing. The musician's Facebook wall is still full of endearing messages.
Two memorial services for Matt Funderburk have been announced: the first is today at Crabby Don's in Gilbert, starting at 6 p.m., guests are encouraged to come and go as they please.
Funderburk's funeral will be held Tuesday, January 1, at the LDS Stake Center, 309 West Willow Lane in Taylor, Arizona.
Many of Funderburk's peers have shared their favorite pictures and memories of the departed musician. Friends and family are encouraged to email pictures of Funderburk and his family to email@example.com.
"Today we lost a great friend, person, and musician: Matt (Fundy) Funderburk. If you'd met him before, you know that he is the definition of a bear hug. He would do just about anything for anyone, sometimes to the point of stretching himself too thin. But it was never about him always about others. His heart was huge, and the smile he wore was always bigger.
Matt played his heart out in Bears of Manitou, Lydia, The Joey Arroyo Band and many many other PHX bands.
There will be a huge hole in the heart of AZ music.
We miss and love you Fundy.
- Bears of Manitou
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