Matthew Gentle

Matthew S. Gentle, 54, died Nov. 17, 2014.

Born in Bay City, Mich., Mr. Gentle was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Florida where he met his wife Beth Abelson. They moved to Oro Valley in 2004.

Survivors include his wife of almost 20 years, Beth; children, Scott Gentle and Michael Gentle; brothers, Joe, Dave, Bob, Chris and John; and his mother and father-in-law, Roberta and Martin Abelson of Oro Valley.

A memorial service was held at Congregation Or Chadash with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim and Cantor Janece Cohen officiating. Graveside services were held in Salem, N.J., with Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS of Arizona, 360 E. Coronado Road, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or Jewish Family & Children’s Services, attn: Debbie Crowder, 4301 E. 5th St., Tucson, AZ 85711.