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In honor of Matt Hassett (M.X. Hassett)

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We're deeply saddened to announce the death of eG Forums host Matt Hassett (M.X. Hassett). Before joining the eGullet Society staff, Matthew was a dynamic eG Forums participant, particularly in the New York, New Jersey and Fine Spirits and Cocktails forums. He added a great deal to our staff and to our discussions, and he will be greatly missed.

The following is Matt's family's announcement, with details of the memorial service and information on donations.

Matthew X. Hassett

August 01, 2006

Hassett, Matthew, age 22, of Teaneck, died on Tuesday August 1, 2006. Loving son of James and Dora Hassett. Dear brother of Stephen, Jill and Suzette Febre-Hart. Loving Uncle of Sarah and Charlotte Hassett. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a service on Saturday at 1:30PM at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 201-836-0202. Visitation will be 11:00AM to 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the Hemophilia Association of NJ 197 Route 18 So. Suite 206 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

We ask that you click here if you would like to send condolences to the family. This link will take you to the Volk Leber funeral home's main page, from which you can navigate to the condolences page.

We invite you to honor Matt's participation in eG Forums, and to share your remembrances of his love and appreciation for food and drink, cooking and eating. Click here.

Steven A. Shaw aka "Fat Guy"
Co-founder, Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, sshaw@egstaff.org
Proud signatory to the eG Ethics code
Director, New Media Studies, International Culinary Center (take my food-blogging course)

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