Matthew James Bice passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday night, August 31st. Matthew was a
beautiful soul, a gentle giant, who was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to have known
him. A hockey player since he was 3 years-old, wearing number 55, Matt was gearing up to play
his final season next month for the Salmon River Storm. He loved Americana, his truck, and
spending time with his family and friends- there was nothing Matt would not do for his friends
and family. Matt graduated Pulaski High School this past June and was employed at Dash’s
Wigwam. Matt recently began working for a local contracting business as well.
He is survived by his loving mother, Nicole Worns of Richland; his father, Matthew John Bice of
Altmar, and his little brothers, Nicholas and Ryker. He is also survived by his maternal
grandmother, Barbara J. Worns of Richland; and his paternal grandmother June (Trumble) Bice of
Lacona and her husband Leon Ackerman; his Aunt Shannon Endsley-Berowski and Uncle
Freddy Berowski of Salisbury Center, and their children, including cousin National Guard
Specialist Rory Endsley who was like a brother to him, Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Amanda Worns
of Richland and their children Gavin, Gabriel, Felicity, and Mason, who was like a brother to
him, Uncle Carl Jr and Aunt Angie Bice and their daughters Abigail and Charlie of Altmar, Aunt
Jamie Bice and her children Jeremiah and Phoenix of Altmar, Aunt Amanda Bice and her
children Charlie, Olivia, and Austin. Matthew is survived also by hundreds of other friends,
family members and teammates, who loved him very much.
He is predeceased by his maternal grandfather James Worns Sr., his paternal grandfather Carl
Bice Sr., and his “Papa” John Hubbard.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4-7 PM at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.
There will be a celebration of Matthew’s life on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 1 PM, at 845 County Route 48 Richland, NY