Matthew Christopher Sears, 22, of Annapolis, MD, passed away on December 6, 2018 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD due to complications related to leukemia. Matthew was raised in Los Altos, CA, and attended Los Altos High School. He was a triple letterman in Golf, Cross Country and Volleyball. Matthew participated in Scouting, beginning as a Cub Scout, and became an Eagle Scout at 14 years old with Troop 33. He was also an acolyte at Los Altos United Methodist Church.

He gained acceptance to the United States Naval Academy. Matthew was currently a Midshipman studying Computer Science. Matthew loved planes and flying, and his goal was to be commissioned as a Navy Pilot. Before his diagnosis, Matthew also became SCUBA qualified and skydived. His dream was to skydive on every continent.

He was a fan of the three point shot in basketball, and he was able to attend the NBA Finals to watch his Golden State Warriors win its third Championship. Matthew is survived by his parents Michael E. Sears and Julie F. Sears.

Friends, family, and the Brigade of Midshipman are invited to attend his service at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel where a service will be offered at Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made c/o the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 274 Wood Road, Annapolis MD 21402, with “Attn: MIDN Matthew Sears” in the memo line.

Updated: December 18, 2018
Curator: Ed Moore