Matthew S. Von Haugg

Matthew S. Von Haugg

Matthew S. Von Haugg

KNOX — Matthew S. Von Haugg was a loving, caring, and hardworking family man. He died unexpectedly at his home in Knox on Friday, April 21, 2023. He was 55.

He was born on March 28, 1968 in Albany to Mark and Patricia Von Haugg.

He grew up in his family’s home in Knox with his parents and three siblings — Mark, Morgan, and Amanda.

He graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School in 1986 and went on to Wyoming Technical School where he acquired his trade skills in heavy-equipment mechanics.

“Matt began his career,” his family wrote in a tribute, “working for Rupp Rental and Sales Corp as a heavy-equipment mechanic and operator before ending with Callanan Industries.

“In 1991, he wed his high school sweetheart Susan Girodias of Knox and built their family’s home on the Girodias family farm. They were married for 31 adventurous years.

“Matt is best known for being outgoing, charismatic, and humorous. He enjoyed being outside, fishing, hunting, gardening, and riding recreational vehicles around his property. He relished time with his family and the family pets, especially his beloved dog, Reagan.

“Matt also was always willing to drop what he was doing to lend a hand to friends, family, and coworkers, whether it was a simple phone call or showing up day or night.”


Matthew S. Von Haugg is survived by his mother, Patricia; by his wife, Susan; and by their four children; Matthew and his wife, Cindy, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Joshua and is wife, Colby, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Marleana of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Tarah of Knox.

He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Mark and his wife, Lynette, of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Morgan and his wife, Linda, of Pikeville, North Carolina, and Amanda and her husband, Walt, of Little Falls, New York. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jason, Morgan, Sarah, Stephen, Samantha, Walter, and Charlotte, as well as many cousins. 

His father, Mark Von Haugg, died before him.

Calling hours will be held at Rock Road Chapel at 96 Rock Road in Knox on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service to follow at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation online at

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