Matthew Sedmock was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, spending a majority of his adolescent years living at 1414 Piper Court. He played football and “Kick the Can” on this street. He played baseball on the field in front of Lehman High School, a stone’s-throw away just at the other end of Harper Place. He also hung out with friends a couple of blocks away at Cottage Market, sharing RC Cola, Hostess fruit-filled pies and, in later years, Stroh’s beer. He also crossed this street on many humid evenings so that he could sit on the porch of the house across the street, hoping that Trudy would be there, visiting her sister. His friend, David Ready, picked him up in his bronze Pontiac on this street, to go to school, movies, the mall, John’s Bar, and Walther’s Cafe.
His parents sold their home here in 2008 and moved into an apartment.