Monday, March 7, 2011 3:24 AM

It is a very differcult night remembering the few short visits with Moosh. I think Coaster Alley was the first time I met Moosh, Nasai and AV, but I feel now like I never spent any real quality time with a great guy. During one Solace weekend, he had a party at his place the final night and it was bliss on earth. The people that introduced me to Moosh also introduced me to his good friend Bass, well I think Mike is a bit out of sorts tonight as well. He has a good woman to help him over this, so I know Bass will help another person through it all as well.

I am a richer person for knowing Moosh, but tonight I am poorer for not having spent the energy to know him better. A sad night indeed

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Monday, March 7, 2011 7:35 AM

It's been a while since I've been here...but wanted to log in and thank Jeff for letting the silliness Moosh initiated here happen. This is where I met Matthew, and in turn, everyone else, and I'm grateful for the friendships made.

Rest (Ride?) in Peace, Matthew.

Hugs everybody.
-dawn

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Monday, March 7, 2011 7:48 AM

Been going to SRM-HWN since 2001, He never missed one until last year.
Seen him at other places like PPP and a few other times.

Countless Puns shared on this site and other sites. and other fun and strange times were shared. I didn't know him well but enough to know he was a caring soul.


I'll always remember him cutting Mick Foley for a Dance for a then Recovering from Cancer. Mrs. Pat Koch who had announced the year prior her bout with the dredded big C.

Give people, Thats what he'd want. Give to Charity, Cancer Society. GIVE A SMILE! Thats what he did!

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Monday, March 7, 2011 7:50 AM
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Monday, March 7, 2011 7:56 AM

I didn't know Moosh very well and I hadn't spoken to him in a few years. Every time I had an interaction with him it was a pleasant one. He gave countless pages worth of advice and tips to people here on CBuzz and elsewhere and always made sure to share his experiences so that other people could have a good time. His travel trips thread that's stickied in this forum is legendary.

I'm sad to say I never did get Moosh'd. :(

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Monday, March 7, 2011 8:06 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lduLgmTlJVs&feature=player_embedded

Like many of you I never meet Moosh in person, but always enjoyed his posts and since of humor. Farewell

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Monday, March 7, 2011 8:20 AM

I'm stunned. :(

I had the privilege of meeting Rob at SRM '03, and while I saw Moosh there, I'm sorry that I never had the opportunity to also meet him. I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for the man. He will truly be missed.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 8:57 AM

I'm still in shock -- this is a huge loss.

I honestly can't even tell you when I first met Moosh -- it had to have been sometime in the mid-to-late 90's, when I was starting to hit events again (my coaster hobby has always gone in waves). He was just "always there", with a kind smile and witty joke.

He will be missed.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 9:35 AM

Been a while since I posted but felt it was appropriate to reappear for this. I got the news last night and was shocked. Such a young guy... shock is to be expected. I'm happy for the many times we got together. Most were brief encounters at events like Phunfest but I have fond memories of the time he met my then-girlfriend and I at DCA in June 2004 and spent the day at the park with us. It remains one of the best days we ever had at an amusement park.

Thanks for being such a great guy Moosh, and my thoughts are with the countless others like me whose lives were touched by him. I'll have to listen to one of his Pilgrimage mix cds as a personal tribute to him on the way home tonight.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 10:12 AM

I just saw someone share a link to the the HoliBlog on Facebook and was stunned to see that Moosh had passed away over the weekend. I don't usually check CoasterBuzz over the weekend, so this is very sad news to get on a Monday morning.

I, like so many others here, have my good stories and memories to tell about Moosh.

It's all the more sad because I had been recently noticing that he wasn't posting here often, and I wanted to reach out to him via personal email to find out how he was doing and I didn't. :(

Moosh was there for me back in 2003 when I was going through a pretty tough time in my life. We had our coaster conversations, but I was also comfortable sharing with him about my problems, and he was very supportive and helpful.

Moosh introduced me to the true joy and fun that was Knoebel's PPP, but I most especially will never forget the trip to Conneaut Lake Park I made with my partner to meet up with him and his friends there. It was my last time on the Blue Streak, and Moosh made it all the more special.

I hope the coasters in heaven are exactly what you hoped for my friend. Rest well.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 10:19 AM

:(

As others have stated, I never personally met the man and now I regret not meeting up with him at SFGAm when he emailed me to possibly meet up about 5 years ago.

I will always remember when Moosh and a few others used to "hijack" threads back in Coasterbuzz's early years. That was always entertaining.

Just sad. He will be extremely missed!!! R.I.P. buddy!!!!!!

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Monday, March 7, 2011 11:11 AM

Bye Bye Moosh.

I'll remember 4th of July fireworks on the beach near your place and getting lost with Beth on the way to one of your Post Solace Parties.

I kind of wish I was there for the Canada Crossing. I hope you don't have that much trouble where ever you may be headed next.

-MikeC

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Monday, March 7, 2011 11:11 AM

Matthew hosted an event at Silverwood in '05 (the re-birth of Kevin Coley's Coaster Alley Convergence). Dawn posted a pic of it to FB yesterday, and it was an amazing time - almost the entire "hijack crew" collectively known as the CPG showed up, along with a couple dozen of the best friends I have in the coaster community. Every time I listen to one of his CDs, it will serve as a reminder to be as friendly, outgoing, kind, and engaging as Mooshie was with so many of us.

Just keep thinking of Moosh riding with Will K...two of a kind.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 11:20 AM

Huge loss.

I am lucky i got to attend a number of events with Moosh over the years. What a great guy.

Ed I remember that party you are talking about. It was one of the best parties I ever went to. I can't believe he is gone.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 11:23 AM

A farewell haiku
We love you and will miss you
Godspeed to you, friend

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Monday, March 7, 2011 12:36 PM

I haven't really had much to say, or at least I haven't know what to say.

We weren't best friends, but all the times our paths crossed over the years, I've never had anything but a great time with him. I'm going to miss seeing him, and sharing my chicken fries with him at Knoebels.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 1:58 PM

This is such sad news.

I haven't posted in years, but I read a few times each week, and have always enjoyed the levity and fun Mamoosh brought to a hobby that, sometimes, can take itself a bit too seriously. I wish I'd been able to go to CAC back 2005 so that I might've at least met him that one time.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 2:32 PM

Matthew was always the person I wanted to run into at enthusiast events…just a great guy that could always make me laugh. CAC’05, like many others, was my first introduction to Moosh.

He visited me once when I was working for S&S, during the construction of the small S&S fun center. We had just started testing the Sonic Boom freefall tower and new Skycoaster flipping frame (essentially a harness that enabled front/backflips while flying). We rode Sonic Boom at least8-10 times, perfecting the timing of the manual garage-door release for maximum airtime. If anyone has ridden the boom, you know how intimidating, yet crude and hysterical this thing is…kind of like being in a controlled, pitch-black, car accident. We had tears on our faces from laughing so much.


Moosh and I were also test dummies for the new Skycoaster seats….winched all the way to the top, me visibly shaking as I’m not good with heights. He made the comment “I won’t tell anyone if we get lowered back down,but I will tell everyone if we release and there’s an issue”. Always wished I would have just pulled the release cable but we took the descent of shame and laughed it off.


Awesome guy. He will certainly be missed.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 3:20 PM

I'm not typically the sentimental type. But something just hit me...

I hate to say this, but it's kind of bittersweet, this thread. Much like a memorial service or funeral in 'real life' brings together friends and family members you haven't seen in many years, this thread has brought back some long-time members that haven't posted in forever. I miss you guys around here.

I hope that doesn't mean that--much like what happens after a memorial service or funeral in 'real life'--we never hear from you all again until God forbid the next time something like this happens.

It's good to see just how loved Moosh was...and is.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 3:20 PM

Madison_K said:
This is such sad news.

I haven't posted in years, but I read a few times each week, and have always enjoyed the levity and fun Mamoosh brought to a hobby that, sometimes, can take itself a bit too seriously. I wish I'd been able to go to CAC back 2005 so that I might've at least met him that one time.

You're still in Seattle? We should meet up soon. Hope you're well, and yes.......... you missed out. Matthew was one of a kind.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 3:23 PM

Vater said:I hope that doesn't mean that--much like what happens after a memorial service or funeral in 'real life'--we never hear from you all again until God forbid the next time something like this happens.

It's good to see just how loved Moosh was...and is.

I agree, Mike. We need to catch up. If anyone wants to send me an email, I'd love it. I could use the cheer up as well. nasaillc@gmail.com

Thanks, and keep in touch.

Rob

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