Matthew Joseph Rotuno-Johnson died suddenly on December 18, 2022 at the age of 22. He is the youngest son of Donald S. Johnson and Rosemary Rotuno-Johnson of Fairfield, and the brother of Michelle K. Rotuno-Johnson and Michael P. Rotuno-Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Louis and Florence Rotuno; his paternal grandparents Evah Jo Johnson-Heimsch, Donald A. Johnson, and Charles Heimsch; and two uncles, Louis Rotuno Jr. and Douglas A. Johnson.
He is survived by his aunts, uncles, and cousins on the Rotuno and Johnson sides of the family, and a number of friends grieving this loss.
Matthew was a 2019 graduate of LaSalle High School, and an Eagle Scout with Dan Beard Council Troop 881. He was attending Miami University to study medicine after transferring from the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. Matthew was a member of Christ Church Glendale and a former member of Saint John Neumann Church in Springfield Township.
Matthew enjoyed skiing, bodybuilding, volunteering with animals, deep conversations, good comedy, and eating well. His beloved tabby cat Bean is heartbroken without him, as we all are.
A scholarship foundation will be established at LaSalle High School in his name.
A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Christ Church Glendale (965 Forest Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246) on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Visitation begins at 2 p.m. with a service of Christian burial at 3 p.m. and short walk to the church columbarium. A light reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to an animal adoption foundation of your choice or to the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton OH, from where the family has adopted several beloved pets. (www.animalfriendshs.org) Donations can also be made to LaSalle High School for a scholarship in Matthew’s name. (www.lasallehs.net)