Matt Runte Death – Seattle Firefighter Matt Runte Cause of Death

Matt Runte Death – We are highly devastated to announce the death of Matt Runte, a Seattle firefighter who passed away on December 08, 2021.

Matt Runte Cause of Death: Matt Runte passed away due to the complications of Covid-19.

Matt Runte Obituary isn’t available at the moment.

Tributes To Matt Runte

Bob Welch wrote: NEVER FORGOTTEN: December 9, 2020
Saragossa Volunteer Fire Department, Alabama
Firefighter Donald Downs
On November 17, 2020, Firefighter Downs, while attending mandatory training for the fire department, contracted COVID-19 from attendees at the exercise. He passed away from the effects of the virus.

Samuel Peterson wrote: Yesterday I found out that a friend and classmate unexpectedly passed. Matt Runte and I went to Canyon Park Jr High and Bothell High School together. We were not incredibly close but we would run into each other from time to time. The time I remember most was when I at the one year anniversary of the Oso Slide, Matt was on the honor guard and I was with my daughter Ashlyn and my k9 partner Checkers. Although we talked briefly, Matt had this innate and genuine attribute to make you feel like you were the only one in the room and that no time had passed since your last meeting. That is a very rare and special gift.

Theodore Marshall wrote: It won’t be the same without you. One of the hardest days I’ve ever had. You were family. You were a brother to me. Love you Matt Runte. We will take it from here.

Rebecca Peterson Hughes: Today the unthinkable happened. My brother-in-law Matt Runte, a rock to so many, passed away. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and an especially incredible dad and husband. We feel absolutely frozen in shock and grief. Thank you to all who’ve reached out in love and support. The entire family deeply appreciates it.

Kerri Hubler wrote: This man was a light in everyone’s day. I remember the first time I met Matt at the Ragnar Relay. I couldn’t believe he was so charismatic and full of life. He just loved life so much. The heartache that the entire Seattle fire family is feeling today is so heavy. When Brady told me the news this morning I kept hoping it was just a joke. Matt can’t really be gone!

My prayers are with his wife and daughter and all of his family.
Rest In Peace Matt Runte!

Losing 2 great men in one month from the SFD family is not fair!

Brett Cameron wrote: Matt, you were the best Seattle fire had to offer. You embodied all of the fire service core values and lived a life that stuck to those values. You taught so many of us how to act, train and learn the craft – a true professional. Your sense of humor and your smile is something I’m really going to miss buddy. I’m going to miss you telling me to use vowels when I call cadence ( Army vs Marine honor guard thing ) I’m going to miss the big hugs you would give out and the constant ribbing we would give you about your foot. I was glad I was able to help honor you this morning at the hospital and tell you I loved you, I’m a better person for knowing Matt Runte. Rest east brother.

Ryan Blanck Wrote: Matt, you were the best Seattle fire had to offer. You embodied all of the fire service core values and lived a life that stuck to those values. You taught so many of us how to act, train and learn the craft – a true professional. Your sense of humor and your smile is something I’m really going to miss buddy. I’m going to miss you telling me to use vowels when I call cadence ( Army vs Marine honor guard thing ) I’m going to miss the big hugs you would give out and the constant ribbing we would give you about your foot. I was glad I was able to help honor you this morning at the hospital and tell you I loved you, I’m a better person for knowing Matt Runte. Rest east brother

FDNY wrote: Our thoughts and condolences are going out to our good friends in the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums on their loss.

48 hours ago I was standing shoulder to shoulder with my fire fighter brother Matt Runte
at McCoy‘s Firehouse Pub celebrating our first official, off shift Seattle Fire fighter gathering in almost 2 years because of Covid. It felt great to finally be in the company of my Seattle Fire brothers and sisters in a social and informal setting.

This morning I woke up to find out that my 45 y/o friend had passed.

Matt was one of those guys that had an oversized, positive effect on any group that he was with and any situation that he was a part of. Every time a member of the Seattle Fire Department, past or present, passes away it’s a loss to us and we all feel the pain of their passing and mourn the loss to their immediate family.

Thank you brother Matt for making this world a better place and my life a little more joyous. 

No condolences requested or needed. Just make sure that if you have someone in your life like Matt, that you let them know how you feel about them. Not tomorrow. Not this afternoon. Right now.

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