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Matthew ‘Idaho Joe’ Record
January 10, 2019

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Matthew "Idaho Joe" Record, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at his home in New Russia, New York.

Matt was born on July 27, 1956, the son of Fred "Soot" Record and Claire Corcoran (Record) Johncox. He graduated from Red Jacket Central School in 1974. Soon after that, Matt went to work for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and then for Conrail. Later in life, he worked for Ground Force Limousine Service and in the hospitality industry in and around Lake Placid. Matt was an avid sports fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed listening to music, golfing, birdwatching and other outdoor activities in his beloved High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.

Matt is survived by his brothers, Timothy Record of North Creek and Michael "Mickey" (Andrea) Record of Manchester; his nephew, Derek Record; his nieces, Nicole (Jake) Kennelly, Amanda (Ryan) MacNamara, Megan and Brooke Record; and his SEVEN grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Jack Record.

Matt was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends both in the North Country and the Manchester area.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Dominic Church in Shortsville with a reception to follow in St. Dominic Parish Center. There will also be special calling hours held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Matt's name to the Fred "Soot" Record Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Red Jacket Central School 1506 Route 21, Shortsville, NY 14548.

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