Mr. Matthew T. Trainham, age 56, past away at his home after a nearly 22 year bout with brain cancer. As per his request, there will be no services.
Matt was born, October 2, 1959, in Watertown, the son of Thomas and Elenore Snyder Trainham.
He graduated from Watertown High School and Niagara University.
On December 16, 1995, he married the former Barbara Haven in Cape Vincent with Reverend Windle officiating.
Matt worked for a time at Marine Midland Bank in Watertown, and as an Assistant to Richard Chapin at Chapin Watermatics.
He was avid Clarkson Hockey fan, he played, coached, and reffed hockey games in Watertown. He also enjoyed gardening, both vegetables and flowers.
Surviving besides his wife Barbara, are three sisters, Mrs. Deborah (Robert) Chapin of Minnesota, Kristy Shaw of Calcium, and Mary Jane (Tom) Siver of Watertown; nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in his name to either the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 550, Chicago, Il. 60631, or to Hope Lodge, 125 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, Ma. 02130.
A message from Barb; I am blessed to have met and loved a man who has inspired so many along the way, and in return, in our time of need so many have truly stepped in to help. Our thanks go to all for the prayers and love, dinners and financial gifts, time spent caring for Matt, visitors, texters, cards of encouragement and love. Medical personal who have treated us like family, guiding us for nearly 22 years in the Brain Tumor journey. Dedicated individuals who shared of themselves in our efforts to raise $100,000 for Brain Tumor Research and Awareness. The amazing response of Clarkson University hockey team to embrace us with support, not limited to fund raising efforts. When air turns to breath, Matt was my breath. Thank you everyone for all your kind, caring words and deeds.