Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:23 PM

Bummer. :(

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:26 PM

We communicated from time to time and sometimes exchanged mix cd's. I never met him in person, but he really seemed like a fun guy. This is a damn shame. He'll be missed.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:27 PM

Egad! This is heart breaking. . . .
My thoughts are with his family.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:27 PM

This community, as did the world, lost a truly one of a kind person. May he rest in peace.

M:TR forever

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:31 PM

This is what I get for being away from the boards too long. RIP Moosh and my condolences to friends and family.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:40 PM

I first met Moosh at the same SRM 2003. He introduced me to a lot of people that weekend. He seemed to know and love everyone, and everyone knew and loved him just as much. :(

I got to see and hang with him several times over the years, mostly at Holiwood Nights or PPP. I always looked forward to seeing him. He was a blast to be around, and I always enjoyed his sense of humor and honesty. He was also very enthusiastic about sharing his music, especially new bands. He made many CD's for his friends every year, usually around PPP time.

This is a sad day for a lot of us. My heart and prayers go out to his partner, David, as well as both their families. Moosh was a dear friend and I will miss him terribly. But, I am also relieved that he's in a better place right now, far away from cancer.

RIP Matthew. Thank you for touching so many lives, including mine. Thank you for being YOU! My heart breaks but I am glad you are at peace and now cancer-free. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:44 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:46 PM

One of my first major coaster trips was the Con-Quest trip that was set up by Moosh and a couple others about ten years ago or so, shortly after I got into this hobby. It lasted for about a dozen of the rainiest days ever on the East Coast. It was an incredible trip, and the first of so many fabulous times I spent with Matthew. Most everyone here that I know, I know through Moosh either directly or indirectly. There really aren't words at this point.

Paula, thanks for your tribute on the HW page...very fitting.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:50 PM

I was reading Paula's blog post before coming here and kept wondering why she was referring to Moosh in the past tense.

Wow! I'm in the camp that never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, but I always enjoyed his wit, know how, and style on these boards.

Dang.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:25 PM

Shocking, gut-wrenching and very sad.

Moosh was a great guy, with a kind and giving heart. I wish him peace and happiness in the hereafter.

God bless you Matthew.

Last edited by Shaggy, Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:26 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:45 PM

Wow, just this past week I noticed that I haven't seen Moosh post in quite a while. What a shock. I never met him, sounds like he was an awesome guy that will be missed. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Last edited by BullGuy, Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:51 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:53 PM

Jeff... If it's ok, I'd like to share my blog with you all this day, as I needed to get the heartbreak out of my system.

http://iamrobjones.tumblr.com/post/3694519916/how-to-know-a-real-friend-when-you-see-one

Last edited by nasai, Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:17 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:02 PM

Rob, that was a very sweet and heartfelt post. It captured who Mamoosh was very well.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:05 PM

Let me join the chorus in offering condolences to his family and friends.

I never had the good fortune to meet Moosh in person, but (like many) I felt that I knew him well through his postings.

This might be selfish of me, but I am going to try to take this missed opportunity to try to attend an event or two so I can meet some of you.

You are right Nasai, a true connector...even in passing.

Last edited by Richie Reflux, Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:10 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:18 PM

Always sad to hear of a fellow enthusiasts passing. Never met Moosh but we corresponded through different forums. His presence will be missed by many!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:38 PM

I am in shock. I had been wondering why I hadn't seen him post in a good while, and thought maybe he had just taken some time away from the community. This is really sad. Between 2001 and 2007 I had the pleasure of running into him yearly at different events around so-cal as we were both sort of staples. Such a nice, down to earth guy he was. RIP Moosh!

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Monday, March 7, 2011 12:12 AM

a_hoffman50 said:
Rob, that was a very sweet and heartfelt post. It captured who Mamoosh was very well.

Thanks man. I appreciate it.

Richie Reflux said:
Let me join the chorus in offering condolences to his family and friends.

I never had the good fortune to meet Moosh in person, but (like many) I felt that I knew him well through his postings.

This might be selfish of me, but I am going to try to take this missed opportunity to try to attend an event or two so I can meet some of you.

You are right Nasai, a true connector...even in passing.

Yep. :)

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Monday, March 7, 2011 1:30 AM

This whole thing came as a real shock...I didn't even know he was sick, then Saturday I hear that he's in intensive care with his bodily systems shutting down, then today I learn that he's gone.

But then, that's how 'Moosh was. I'm sure it was no secret that he was having a rough time, but at the same time, that's not why he participated in the communities. He never "inflicted" his personal problems on us, so many of us never knew, not until yesterday. We never saw that side of him. We all knew the guy we've all seen here, the jokester who never had an unkind word for anybody. That's who we'll remember. That's who we'll not forget.

Thanks, Mamoosh. We're richer for having known you, and we're poorer without you.

Go with God.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 2:08 AM

Oh, no. :(

I joined these forums when I was 13. My posts were low-quality and childish, and they were met with criticism from no one other than Mamoosh...but that criticism was always constructive. Always. The guy helped me to mature and improve tremendously as a member of the community, and for that I have always been thankful. I have a great respect for him.

Moosh had one of the best senses of humor on the web. It seemed like he always had something funny to say, and could make any subject interesting. I will really miss seeing him around here...and having him let me in on a few industry secrets that I am in no way important enough to know about. :)

I hope to meet you in Heaven some day, Mamoosh. In the mean time, have fun riding with the angels.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 2:11 AM

I will truly miss reading Moosh's posts. I think the ratio between Moosh's posts and laughing out loud was nearly 1/1 for me. Sometimes his jokes would go over my head, but I would usually laugh anyway. It was Moosh, so I'm sure it had to be funny even though I didn't get it.

I'm sure if Moosh could write his own epitaph...it would be hilarious.

"TAER IT DOWN"

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Monday, March 7, 2011 2:57 AM

Truly sad news. I never met Moosh, but he was always one of my favorite posters on here. You could just tell he was a genuinely great person. My condolences to his friends and family.

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