Date of Birth August 22, 1992
Date Deceased November 11, 2023
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.

Tyler Joseph Mattison “TMATT”

HORNELL – Tyler Joseph Mattison, 31 passed away unexpectedly Saturday (November 11, 2023). Tyler battled, alcoholism, and addiction.

Born in Hornell on August 22, 1992 Tyler was the son of Billie Jo Klees and Chad Mattison.

A resident of Hornell most of his life, Tyler was a graduate of Canisteo Central School class of 2010.

Tyler had a charismatic personality. He was a very talented musician. He loved socializing and being around people. Tyler has made so many wonderful relationships, and friends.

Tyler will be remembered as an amazing son, a loving big brother and a dedicated father. He loved his family and especially his children.

He is lovingly, survived by his parents, Billie Jo and Chad; three children, Braelyn, Rylan, and Jyles Mattison; one brother, Mason Terwilliger of Florida; one sister, Alexis Mattison of Dansville, NY; maternal grandfather, William Klees of Almond, NY; paternal grandmother, Pamela Mattison Esposito of Florida; his Uncle Smokey (Joseph Klees) of Hornell, NY; also many aunts uncles, and cousins; as well as his good friends, Sheena Kennedy, and her son, Jace Porter of Bath, NY.

Tyler was preceded by his maternal grandparents, Sue & Ben Ray; paternal great grandmother, Eleanor Mattison; Aunt Lisa Ray and Uncle James Bossard.

Tyler was outgoing, and had a wonderful sense of humor, all the while struggling with his demons. Tyler had a big heart with a bright future. He was a gift that the world lost and can never replace.

We take comfort in knowing Tyler is now free from depression and addiction, we would have given anything for him to experience this freedom during his lifetime.

The best way to honor Tyler is to educate yourself on addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, there is help available.1-800-662-4357.

Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Monday (November 20, 2023) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell where a funeral service will take place at the convenience of his family with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

A celebration of Tyler’s life will be held Saturday (November 25, 2023) beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hornell American Legion. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Tyler’s memory to Casa-Trinity, 86 River St., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Tyler’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Tyler are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.







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6 Responses

  1. I spent my school days constantly involved in activities and trying to make friends, it wasn’t long before T Matt got to me & we became friends.
    Tyler was so loved by many people if you didn’t know him wait a few he’d introduce himself real fast. Tyler never cared about the cliques in school. If you talked to him & you were nice you were his friend in his eyes. Even when he was disruptive in class he made everyone laugh. I moved away junior year of high school. But honestly from grade school on T Matt was always around. If you were having a bad day he’d check in on you if you were just being quiet he’d ask if you were okay. Honestly he was a pleasure to be around. I think he just like many got caught up in the wrong crowds because he was so outgoing and nice to everyone. We had just talked a few months ago on Facebook. He reached out and asked how I was doing I asked as well. He said he was just outta jail he did his time and he was ready to rise to the better. To live life to its fullest. I didn’t hear from him much after that. I should of reached out more. Even I know that. Life gets crazy when distance is involved but honestly. I was honored to know T Matt & know that I got to experience so many memories and have so many stories about all the times I had with him all thru school.
    I’m glad he is at peace and he doesn’t have to fight those demons anymore. I just wish he was able to do it while he was still here with us!

  2. Tyler you used to come to the house hang out with my older brother and me we’d play guitar hero and call of duty, 10 yrs later we are in jail together going through our own demons and battles I’ve disagreed with certain things that have happened but that will never dull the moments we had making hot meals playing games and trying g to survive I really wish you woulda conquered just like me and even when I say that I’m no where’s close to where I should be rest , have peace, and hope you prosper eternally

  3. Tyler and I went way back to middle school. I always tried to help guide him in the right direction. I remember multiple times sitting him down on my couch and trying to give him advice. When we put the seriousness aside we had a lot of fun together. Cracking jokes, debating on music, being goofs. I’ll never forget the 4th grade history presentation on the revolutionary war we had to give. When he came over to my house for us to plan what exactly we should do we just wound up in the yard screwing around. The look on the teachers face when we showed up and just shot at each other with air muskets and rolled around on the floor was priceless. I’m sorry I couldn’t do more, but I’m glad he’s not suffering.

  4. Tyler you were so full of life, you were the life of the party every where’s you went, I remember always jamming out to music seeing the lyrics to every song that came through the speakers! We all have our demons, you fought yours the best you could, even turned them into your friends, and they turned their backs on you and took you away from us! I wish I would of reached out more. For that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart! You might of felt alone out here, but you never really were. There is so many people with so many great memories and with lots of love in their hearts for you! Rest easy my dude! Raise hell up there and give Puffy, Billy, and everyone else hugs for me! Until we see each other again, you know what to do! 😁

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