Mathew John Sumich

  • Born: September 19, 1931
  • Died: November 3, 2012
  • Location: Palm Springs, California

Green Hills Mortuary and Memorial Chapel

27501 South Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Tel. (877) 981-7755

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mathew John Sumich, the son of Robert and Alminia Sumich Sr., passed away peacefully on November 3, 2012 at the age of 81. He was born on September 19, 1931 in Tacoma, Washington before moving with his parents to San Pedro where he attended schools and lived for 27 years. Mathew is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Sumich, Jr. and a son Gregory John Sumich. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Judy Hector Sumich, daughter Elisabeth Sumich and son David Sumich, and cousin, Steven Bebich. He lived and worked in Palm Springs for the past 53 years as a designer/artist. He maintained life-long connections with family and friends in San Pedro, including membership through the Croatian Fraternal Union and the Dalmatian American Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dalmatian-American Club Scholarship Fund of San Pedro or the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes followed by an interment site service.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mathew gave so much of himselt as he used his many talents to re-design the landscaping at three of our fire stations. He knew what desert lanscaping and water efficiency was before it became a common practice. The fire stations are still beautiful and low maintenance today, 20 years later. It was so nice to get to know Mathew and be entertained by his whimisical self. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Blake Goetz - Palm Springs, CA   November 17, 2012

Judy and Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, I think of you often and my prayers are with you.

Posted by Pat Spearman - Palm Springs, CA   November 16, 2012

My condolences to Judy and family. Mathew was an amazing artist who stuck with a true modernist vision. I always enjoyed coming over to Mathew's studio/house which was always an artwork in progress. . . peace, James Jared Taylor

Posted by James Jared Taylor - Palm Springs, CA   November 14, 2012

Mathew was a talented designer and artist, and will be missed by many. Prayers to you.

Posted by Curtis Shupe - Palm Desert, CA   November 13, 2012

Judy, We know that you are a woman of faith and that God will give you his strength and comfort at this sad time.
Love, Mickey and Charla

Posted by Charla Martinez - Rancho Palos V erdes, CA   November 12, 2012

We were saddened to hear of Mathew's passing.

Posted by Matilde and Jim Jones - Palm Springs, CA   November 12, 2012 and Mathew had a long and rich life together...he truly loved you. May he be at peace.

Posted by Bill Hanley    November 10, 2012

Elisabeth , because you are special. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. God Bless.

Mary F Gipson

Posted by - Bermuda Dunes, CA   November 10, 2012

May you rest in peace! Your family will be in my thoughs and prayers!

Posted by Brigitte Hantke - Palm Desert, CA   November 10, 2012

Dear Elisabeth and family,
Saddenly for you to read about the death of Mathew. My God give you all HIS peace during this time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Laura Janes

Posted by Laura Janes - CO   November 10, 2012

Elisabeth and family... I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your father and husband.

Posted by Rey Krings - Indio, CA   November 09, 2012

Elisabeth and family, I am saddened to hear about your father and husband.

Posted by Rey Krings - Indio, CA   November 09, 2012

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Posted by Toni Petricich Luz - San Pedro, CA   November 08, 2012

Rest in Peace. No more suffering.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2012