It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Matt Schubert (Frank Matthew Schubert), who passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 23, 2023. He will be remembered for his love of the wilderness, sense of humor, passion for learning, and brilliant and complicated mind.
Matt was born on April 6, 1985, to Kathy Mullens and F. Paul Schubert in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his mom and her husband John Crowley, his dad and stepmom Cyndy Schubert, his sisters Kristen and Kaycie, and his brothers Scott and Cole as well as many loving aunts and uncles, cousins, and nephews.
Matt spent his formative years excelling in sports and causing mischief with his cousin Jon and best friend Andrew. He excelled in school without seeming to try, to both the admiration and aggravation of his older sister. He shared his knack for technology with his younger siblings, enlightening them on the tricks of navigating parental internet controls and inspiring some of them to pursue computer science in their own studies. He went on to earn his BS in Engineering at the University of Colorado. His family has many happy memories of biking, running, camping, hunting, and backpacking with him in Colorado’s mountains.
As Matt grew older, he struggled with mental illness. His mind evolved and he spent time on his self-described favorite hobby of “thinking”. He was a voracious reader of books, a professional watcher of educational videos, and would engage those around him in deep conversations while developing his own theories and ideas. He had a natural curiosity that drove him to explore a wide range of topics, from science and technology to history and religion to philosophy and music. Matt recently found a lot of joy in learning to play the piano.
Matt’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him, and his spirit will continue to inspire us to never lose sight of the intellectual curiosity that he brought to the world. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, April 2, 2023 with his family and friends (details below). The family kindly requests that those who wish to honor the memory of Matt, consider making a donation to NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties).