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Matthew Poom Venincasa

September 21, 1989 –
 December 3, 2022

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Matthew Poom Venincasa, 33, of Irving Texas, passed away on December 3, 2022.

Matthew was born on September 21, 1989, to Michael and Patrawan Venincasa in St. Louis, Missouri. Matthew is of Chinese descent on his mother’s side. His middle name Poom means majestic in the Thai language. Matthew was very proud of his middle name.

When he was six months old, Matthew and his family moved to Dallas, Texas. Both his sister Kathleen and brother David were born there. Sadly, his mother Patrawan passed away in January 2000 when he was 10 years old.

Matthew attended St. Monica Catholic School, The Highlands School, and The Vanguard School for elementary. He attended Dallas Academy during his middle school years and MacArthur High School in Irving for high school. He enjoyed music very much and was a violin student at The Suzuki Institute of Dallas for many years as well as playing in the MacArthur High School Orchestra. Matthew graduated from MacArthur High School in 2009. He went on to
study Computer Science at North Lake Community College. During his time at North Lake Community College, he worked for GameStop and Best Buy.

Matthew enjoyed anime and playing video games with his friend Christopher Hakala on the weekends. He was a fan of science fiction, especially Star Trek and Stargate. He often spent time with his cousins in Dallas. Matthew frequently visited his grandparents in Thailand, Kanok and Anothai Chokpichit. These trips allowed him to connect his family in Thailand.

Matthew was predeceased by his mother Patrawan Chokpichit Venincasa, his grandfather Kanok Chokpichit, and his grandmother Geraldine Venincasa. He is survived by his father Michael Venincasa, his stepmother Andrea Martinson, and his siblings Kathleen Gregorat, David Venincasa, and Mike Venincasa. He is also survived by his grandparents Louis Venincasa and Anothai Chokpichit as well as his aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

Services for Matthew Venincasa will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022, at St. Monica Catholic Church at 11:00am followed by a burial ceremony at Restland Memorial Park at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to nonPareil Institute, www.npusa.org, a non-profit, post-secondary program serving adults with autism spectrum disorder.

2 Thoughts on Matthew Poom Venincasa
    Mary Cahill
    8 Dec 2022
    11:24pm

    God will open His arms to you and you will see your beautiful mom. Rest in peace Matthew. Love, Grandma Mary

    Tony and Mary Cox
    9 Dec 2022
    4:12pm

    We are extremely sorry for your loss. We have made a donation to nonPareil in Matthew’s memory and honor. He will be missed. R/Tony and Mary Cox

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