Matthew James Yates, 53, of New Carlisle, died Monday, July 29, 2019. He was born October 25, 1965 in Port Clinton, Ohio, the son of Maxwell and Mary Yates. Matthew was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father Maxwell. Matthew is survived by his mother Mary; sister and brother-in-law Rhonda and Richard Ryan; niece Jessica (Matthew) Welch and their children Ava, Jada and Jack; nephew Richard (Erica) Ryan and their daughter Kate; and girlfriend Patti McIntyre. Visitation will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 5-8 PM in Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.