E. Matthew Fiss

September 22, 2019


Edward Matthew Fiss, 37, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

A Charlotte native, Matt was born on March 8, 1982 to Edward and Cynthia Godwin Fiss.  Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a PhD in Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Matt worked with his father in their engineering firm, Fiss Environmental Solutions.

In addition to his parents, Matt is survived by his wife, Lauren and their three children, Ethan, Carter and Kathryn; two sisters, Melissa Seidman and her husband, Mark and Rebecca Newman and her husband, Andy; aunts and uncles, Sandy, Carolyn, Fred and Emma, Betty and Tim, Linda and Billy; and in-laws, Geoffrey and Kim Schmidt.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Matthews United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.



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  • Anne & Charlie Dickinson

    We are saddened beyond words over the sudden death of your son! Please know that we have been thinking of all of you and praying for your strength and courage as you continue to grieve.
    With affection & sincerity from both of us.

  • Dudley & Dorothea Compton

    Dear Cindy & Ned, We were saddened to read about the loss of your son and we share your sorrow. Dot & Ray were so proud of Matt's love for golf. We remember when we moved Matt helped us out by taking a heavy desk from our house. Such a nice, friendly young man. God Bless you with peace & understanding. . Love,prayers, and deepest sympathy.

  • Deb Wensil Sink

    Dear Cindy and Ned- my heart is sad along with yours in the loss of your son. I pray you will feel God's loving presence at this difficult time. Thinking of you.

  • Ken and Sue Raymond

    Heartbreaking! God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. We are praying that God holds Matt's family especially close in His arms and heart during these difficult days. Our sincere love and continued prayers! Ken and Sue

  • Margaret Clifford

    I am so very sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. He was a friend of my children through the swimming community. We reconnected when Ethan was playing golf with my grandson. It was wonderful to catch up with him and the family. God’s Peace be with all of you through your sorrow. Blessings.

  • Pat Martin

    I am so sorry to hear about Matt. I have wonderful memories of him as a student at Matthews and also of your whole family. He was a fine man. My love to all of you. God bless you.

  • Sarah Foley

    Matt was a friend of mine and neighbor from college. I have fond memories from during that time. He was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. As a mother, wife and friend my heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Many prayers for peace and comfort.