Matthew Bryant DeCesare, age 26, of Allendale, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his home. He was born in Upland, CA and has been a resident of Allendale since 2005. Matthew’s passion was his family, his friends, his dog, and performing. Also near and dear to Matthew’s heart was his love for nature and animals. He is profoundly loved, celebrated and missed by his parents, Max and Brenda DeCesare and little sister, Sydney DeCesare of Allendale, NJ. On his maternal side he is survived by Grandma Cegail Collins, Grandpa Rand Collins, Grandma Leslie Collins, Uncle Brian and Auntie Julie Collins, Uncle Matt and Auntie Mary Miller, Uncle Randy Collins and Uncle Ryan Collins. On his paternal side he is survived by Nonna Maria and Nonno Antonio DeCesare, Zia Rosie and Zio Luigi Campopiano. He is also survived by cousins: Marilina Campopiano, Emily and Joshua Collins, Kailey Berry and Ethan Miller. Matthew was predeceased by Grandpa Roger Rehfus and Grandpa Russ Schmidt. The family will receive friends on July 2, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 5 PM, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 165 W. Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401, all are welcome to attend. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, www.rbari.org, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.