Matthew S. Rouch

May 28th, 1956 - March 5th, 2018

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     Matthew S. Rouch, age 61, passed away after a brief illness on March 5, 2018, at his home in Maryville, Missouri.  Matt was the son of the late John S. and Ann (King) Rouch.

     Matt was a graduate of St. Luke’s grade school and Academy High School, and earned his bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Gannon University. He later graduated from Central Missouri State University with a master’s Degree in Communications and Mass Media Production.

     His career was in teaching communications, mass media and radio/television production at Central Missouri State University and later at Northwest Missouri State University. Matt enjoyed creative writing, music and musical engineering. 

     He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jeffrey D. Rouch. Survivors include his mother of many years Sally (Buseck) Rouch, four brothers, J. Christopher Rouch of Erie, Jerome K. Rouch and wife Susan of Grove City, Ohio, Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch and Jacob A. Rouch and his fiancée, Jordan Johnson, all in Erie; three nephews, Seth, Paul and Jack, and niece Elizabeth Rouch.

     Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 W. 38th St in Erie, PA on Wednesday March 14th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, with a funeral mass at 5:00 PM.

     Memorials may be made to the “John S. Rouch, Ph.D. Endowed “Power” Scholarship in English” at Gannon University, 109 University Square, Erie, PA  16541. Condolences may be expressed at

     Arrangements are being handled by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street.