Matthew James Fluno Owens

July 26, 1990 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 30)


LOWVILLE/WATERTOWN- It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, Matthew James Fluno Owens, 30, who passed away on Thursday February 4, 2021 at Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc.  

Matthew is survived by his parents, Kay Johnson and Kathy Owens of Westdale; Dorothy Smith Cranford (Tim Martin) of Lowville; James and Amy Fluno of Watertown; his maternal grandfather, Laverne Smith “Butch” of Lowville; his siblings, a twin brother, Micheal Fluno of Albany; a sister, Mary and Nathan Smith of Watertown and her children, Ruby, Autumn, Lily, and Cayde; Marie Ballinger (Dustin) and their children, Mackenzie, Daniel, and Myra; Cindy Poole(Jon), Crystabel Fluno and her daughter Kaidabel; Katrina Kerr (and her fiance’ Brandon Crosbie) and their children, Alexis Crosbie, Naomi, Emma, and Brandon Crosbie II; Andrew and Tonya Kerr of Watertown and their children, Addie, Sarah, A. J. , Hayven, and Lexi. He is predeceased by a brother, James Lewis Fluno II; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Irene Fluno; his maternal grandmother, Donna Smith; and an aunt, Teresa Smith.

Matthew was born with Cystic Fibrosis and fought it all of his life. He graduated from Little Falls High School and worked for Dollar General and Walmart in Bastrop, Louisiana. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing with his good friend, Tim Martin. He especially loved his dog, Lily. Matthew loved to fix things and aspired to be a carpenter. His passion was to be a fireman. Matthew will be remembered for being helpful and caring and will be deeply missed.

Due to Covid funeral services will be held in the spring.

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