Matthew T. Olson

Paralegal for property management firm

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Matthew Thomas Olson, 30, of Riverside, died unexpectedly July 5, 2020. 

Mr. Olson was born May 24, 1990, and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School in 2008 and Illinois State University in 2012. 

He loved music and participated in the jazz and marching bands during high school and with the Big Red Marching Machine at ISU, where he was affectionately known as "Skeeter."

Mr. Olson earned a bachelor's degree in music and began working in real estate law and property management. He most recently was employed as a paralegal at South Side Stories Property Management. He served as president of his condominium board. 

He was hardworking and a highly valued employee and made long-lasting friendships in his workplaces. He enjoyed anime and video games. His favorite game was Kingdom Hearts, as it combined his love of music and the theme of valuing lifelong friendship. 

Mr. Olson enjoyed family gatherings and loved his two Scottish Fold cats, Riku and Ienzo. He had an honest, genuine and caring spirit that will be missed by many. His legacy of friendship, experiences and always finding the joy that life has to offer will never be forgotten. 

He was the son of Patrick Olson and Allison (Houha) Olson; the brother of Clare Rose Olson; and a nephew and cousin to many.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Ave., Chicago. A 4 p.m. funeral Mass will follow at St. Paul's Parish, 60 Akenside Rd. Riverside, where all CDC guidelines will be followed with a limit of 50 participants, use of masks, and social distancing. 

Donations in Matthew's name may be made to or St. Paul's Parish.

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