FURMAN, Matthew John Beloved Son and Husband Age 36, of Warner Robins, GA, originally from Elmira, NY, lost his courageous battle against metastatic melanoma on Thursday February 11, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Matthew is survived by his loving wife and caretaker Hillarie, who never left his side throughout his battle. He is also survived by his parents Herbert (Chuck) and Mary Lynne Furman: grandfather Herbert Furman Jr.; grandmother Elizabeth McNaney as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Jay McNaney and paternal grandmother, Shirley Jones. Matthew graduated from Southside High School with honors in 1997 and Corning Community College in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science. Upon moving to Georgia, he further pursued his education by receiving a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He taught high school math for a short time before returning to school to continue his education in Information Technology (IT). That endeavor was cut short by his illness. Matthew's family would like everyone to join them in a celebration of Matthew's life Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2:00pm- 5:00pm at the Southport Fire Station, 1001 Carl Street, Elmira, NY. There will be a brief memorial service at 2:30pm for those who wish to attend. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation in lieu of flowers. Donation cards will be available at the door.