Morningside has lost a friend with the untimely passing of Matt Arena on Friday, July 20, 2012. In November of 2006, when a fire destroyed seven Morningside homes, Matt, then President of the Morningside Area Commuity Council, led the effort to find assistance for the families. He served as a legislative aide for County Council, worked for the clerk of courts, prothonotary and register of wills, and held elected office as a supervisor in West Deer. Matt was the son of the late Anthony and Helen Arena; brother of Annette (Richard) Kress; father of Maria Slater, Matthew A. (Debbie) Arena, Jr., and Michelle Arena; former husband of Eileen Arena; grandfather of Sydney and Wes Slater,and Avery and Addison Arena.