Matias, Jose Javier

December 31, 2021

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, Jose Javier Matias, loving son and beloved brother passed away at his home at the age of 51.

Jose was born on December 2, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY to Jose and Margarita Matias.

Jose served as a Public Safety Officer for over 20 years for the Downtown Alliance. He enjoyed his work making the city a more welcoming place, but more importantly enjoyed the company of the co-workers he befriended during his tenure.

There were a few simple things that brought great joy to Jose. He had a great love for movies, gaming, music, and role-playing games. During his downtime he spent many hours with his friends (both online and in real life) exploring many aspects of these mediums and  when he passed he was surrounded by the things that he loved and the people that loved him. His warm and compassionate spirit touched all who met him and he was constantly referred to as a kind and caring person who always looked out for others, either with a kind word or a shoulder to lean on.

Jose is survived by his parents, brother Eddie, and many friends.

The family has chosen not to have a funeral service and will have a private memorial.


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2 years ago

I only knew Jose for a few too-short years, having met him via a mutual friend. We played in multiple online RPGs together and he was a very good friend, always making the game fun and interesting. He will be sorely missed.
MY love goes out to his family and other friends.

2 years ago

Rest in peace, my friend. I hope you’re rolling all crits in the next life.

Kira A. Talmere
2 years ago

Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed by so many , you touched a lot of lives and brought joy to so many.

Nyesha Cantrell
2 years ago

I found out today… I am so sorry for the families loss. I still have the hoodie and book he gave me many years ago.
A very special man gone way too soon.
My heart goes out to you all.

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