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Date published: 9/14/2011

Matthew W. Sers

Matthew Whitney Sers, 26, of Stafford County passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.

He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving in Honolulu, Hawaii, aboard the USCGC Rush. He had recently completed Yeoman "A" School in Petaluma, Calif. Prior to that, Matt was stationed in Cape May, N.J., aboard the USCGC Vigorous, and then served a year in Bahrain aboard the USCGC Aquidneck, patrolling the Persian Gulf.

He had attended Radford University and graduated from Brooke Point High School in 2003.

He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg and was a member of the VFW.

Survivors include his parents, retired Lt. Col. Joseph and Saundra "Soni" Sers; his sister, Stephanie A. Sers; his paternal grandparents, Louis Jr. and Vivian Sers of Natchitoches, La.; his maternal grandparents, Delbert and Pauline Hise of Godfrey, Ill.; his uncles, Kenneth Hise and his wife, Patti, of Belleville, Ill., and Thomas Hise and his wife, Margaret, of Blaine, Minn.; his aunt, Sherry Mancewicz; and his cousins, Joseph and Jacob Mancewicz of Godfrey, Brad and Shawn Hise of Minnesota and Elizabeth Brennan and her husband, Billy, of St. Louis, Mo. Matthew leaves behind numerous extended-family members and many loving friends.

He enjoyed taking lots of pictures, loved the outdoors, and spent his spare time fishing. The family wishes to thank all of Matt's friends near and far away for their outpouring of love and support at this time. He was loved by so many people.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford, 1310 Courthouse Road, Stafford.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. George's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. James C. Dannals officiating. Burial will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.