We have lost another valued member of the music community today. Matt “Fundy” Funderburk (Lydia, Bears of Manitou, and Joey Arroyo Band) passed away in his sleep on December 27. The official cause of death is unknown and he had no health issues, according to bandmates.
Gabe Williams of Bears of Manitou stated, “He had so many friends out here in Phoenix. He’s got the biggest heart. He would always do whatever he could to help somebody out if they needed help, regardless of what it took of him. You would often find him making 10 stops per day all around the valley to keep in touch with people that he loved and people that loved him. He was the light that entered the room.”
Matt Funderburk will be deeply missed by everyone.
“There’s so many people in the city and in the entire world that loved him. The guy made friends everywhere he went and he’s going to leave a big hole in a lot of people’s hearts.”