A way out west there was a fella, a fella I want to tell you about, fella by the name of Eric Matthew Chatham.  At least, that was the handle his lovin’ parents gave him. In turn, he gave his children the names Jade, Olivia and Dylan. When Eric Matthew Chatham, of Mesa, AZ, passed away suddenly on July 6, 2017 at the age of 35, he was survived by those three pieces of his heart in addition to his parents Lois Rubino (Jerry Rubino) and Charles Chatham (Carrolle Jaques) and his siblings Stacy, Justin, Chad, and Dana.

He was a rider and a philosopher, an inventor and an artist, a loving father with an infectious laugh and an unbridled passion for life. He had a zeal for technology, learning and teaching. With a flair for the unconventional and an unprecedented ability to wield emotion, he was able to tie it all together, no matter the audience, no matter the topic, no matter the time.

I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there, takin’ her easy for all us.


Services will be held on:
Friday July 21, 2017
Viewing will begin at 2:00PM (Open Casket)
Followed by services at 3:00PM (Closed Casket)
Followed by graveside (Outside following services)

Memorial or Floral contributions are welcome, addressed to:
Mountain View Cemetery and Funeral Home
7900 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207

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