Matthew Getman

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AIDS Memorial Quilt Block 1897

Matthew Flynn Getman
03 Nov 1957 - 15 Oct 1990
Times Squares Memorial Panel 1UR

Matthew is remembered with a panel on the AIDS Quilt Block 1897


Matthew F. Getman, 32, a former Town of Tonawanda resident, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1990) in Cabrini Medical Center, New York City, after a lengthy illness.

A 1975 graduate of Kenmore West High School, Getman attended Buffalo State College. He left the Buffalo area in 1979 and lived and worked in Houston, Dallas and Seattle before moving to New York City in 1985. He was employed in New York City by Marvin Alexander Inc., importers.

Survivors include his parents, David and Margaret Getman of the Town of Tonawanda; two sisters, Sally Vacanti of Brighton and Jane M. Getman of Madrid, N.Y., and two brothers, Charles W. and David N. Jr., both of the Town of Tonawanda.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Shrine Chapel of St. John Neumann, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.[1]


  1. The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) Thursday, 18 Oct 1990