Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Matthew Zielinski
March 01, 1984 -- December 16, 2017

Matthew Zielinski was born March 1, 1985, to Dick Zielinski and Debra Crockett in Azle, TX. Matt left his family and friends on 12/16/17 in Albuquerque, NM.

Matt was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. Matt was no ordinary individual. He was an extremely selfless and accepting man, who made great sacrifices to help others, even if it came at his expense. People gravitated toward Matt and received great, unconditional love in return. He touched countless numbers of people in his short life.

Matt was a very witty, fun-loving guy who was a light in the midst of all the darkness in life. Upon his birth, his family instantly recognized his "light" and the hope he epitomized. He carried this with him his entire life.Matt was a beautiful soul that will never be forgotten and will be dearly missed.

. He is survived by his loving wife Nichole Zielinski of the family home; father Dick Zielinski of Roswell, NM; mother Debra Zielinski of Roswell; brother Jason Zielinski and wife Lori Zielinski of Pflugerville, TX; sister Dr. Tiffany Culver of Uvalde, TX; nephew Myles Culver; niece Mia Zielinski, and a number of close uncles, aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents Henry and Juanita Zielinski; Jim and Ethel Mae Crockett; and sister Nichole Main. 

Services will be held in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday December 23, 2017. A cruise to begin at Tower Park and pond followed by a remembrance ceremony at Isleta Lakes. 


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Joseph Segura December 20, 2017

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or children. We know the grief, we have walked the path. If the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) of the deceased would like to attend our bi-Monthly meetings, join our Facebook pages or receive The Compassionate Friends monthly newsletter or receive contact phone numbers please contact me. Once again I am so sorry for your loss. Please contact us for information. Joseph Segura Albqcompfrnds@gmail.com

Adeline Vasquez December 22, 2017

Not related. Prescott Valley , Arizona

To the Family and friends of Matthew Zielinski, sincere condolences. Losing such a young man is truly a tragic loss. And we may wonder, why? We were meant to live on without end. God sees our loss and the pain we suffer. He will restore the lives of many, he created life and can restore life. John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 I pray that his words bring you comfort and hope. Sincerely, Adeline V. jw.org

Margo Simmons December 23, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences for your recent loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have always received comfort from the Bibles’ word at Philippians 4:7 which reads “and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus”. I hope you can receive comfort from these words as well. Margo Simmons

A. Marie Casey December 25, 2017

formerly of Lake Havasu City , Arizona

Heartfelt condolence to the Family of Matthew Zielinski, There are few experiences more difficult than the loss of a loved one. It is obvious from the kind expressions that Mr. Zielinski will be sadly missed. I too have endured such a loss and find comfort in knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. God’s word says 'death is an enemy' and promises it will be 'brought to nothing'. (1Corinthians 15:26) Further, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8) It is because of Jehovah God’s purpose and great love for us, that the restoration of life is assured. Jesus not only spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), he himself was resurrected by his Father and performed many miracles including resurrections. All such miraculous events took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come.......seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15) As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Zielinski, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family during this difficult time and in the days to come......