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In Loving Memory - Matthew Mezza

Updated: Feb 21

January 14, 2011




On January 14, 2011 Matthew Solomon Mezza inexplicably took steps to end his life and passed away the next morning. He was only 14 years old. Matthew enjoyed math, science, creative writing and drawing. He played many sports and two months before his death he made the Santa Monica High Baseball team and was drafted as a pitcher.






He was active at his synagogue Youth Group and on Sundays he volunteered as a teaching assistant at the religious school.


Matthew’s suicide came as a complete shock to his family, friends and teachers. He loved hanging out with his family and he maintained friendships that spanned from preschool and kindergarten all the way to high school. Matthew exhibited all of the most treasured human qualities and was recognized and admired for his kindness, generosity of spirit, eternal optimism and his passion for working to make the world a better place. The Matthew Mezza Memorial Fund was created by his family to support Teen Line’s outreach programs in his memory.

Donations received: $195,838.12

Raised by 828 donors


Donations

Tamar Toister

May 30, 2022

May Matthew's memory be a blessing

Larry and Roberta Zalkind

May 30, 2022

Gary & Ileese Schneir

May 31, 2022

James Bernstein

May 31, 2022

In Memory Of Your Beautiful Son

Deborah Blum

May 31, 2022

We wish we had a chance to meet you. We have heard many wonderful things about you and know your spirit shines bright today and always.

Susan Rabinovitz & Curren Warf

May 31, 2022

In Memory Of Your Kind, Brilliant, Hilarious Boy Who Tried To Repair the World.

Debbie Lauterbach and Paul Abrams

May 31, 2022

Marsha Zvonkin

May 31, 2022

Anne Thelma Geffner

June 2, 2022

Beverly Zalkind

June 3, 2022

Remembering Matthew

Karen Schetina

June 23, 2022

Pamela and Larry Cedar

June 29, 2022

Nina Lieberman

July 17, 2022

Aparna Voleti

September 20, 2022

Jerry Zevin

October 8, 2022

Sherry Gold

November 29, 2022

Joan Croker

December 8, 2022

Natalie Topel

December 15, 2022

Linda Lebovitz

December 15, 2022

Rita and Jerry Schneir

December 26, 2022

Michelle Rotberg

December 30, 2022

Humberto Benitez

December 30, 2022

Julie Taren

December 31, 2022

Judith Meister

January 3, 2023

Anne Thelma Geffner

January 3, 2023

Alan and Judy Stocker

January 3, 2023

Leslie Cusack

January 10, 2023

Robin Lev

January 15, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

January 15, 2023

Gary Schneir

January 31, 2023

Dori Friedman

February 1, 2023

In Loving Memory of Matthew Mezza

Robin Bernstein

February 1, 2023

In Loving Memory of Matthew

Linda Lebovitz

February 15, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Deborah Maddis

March 7, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Nina Lieberman

March 12, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

March 15, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Linda Lebovitz

April 15, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Diane Ballen

April 18, 2023

In Loving Memory Of Matthew

Gerald Bayete

May 11, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Rita Schneir

May 12, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Linda Lebovitz

May 15, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Dori Friedman

May 26, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Ellie Schnier

May 28, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Lorelai Kude

May 30, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Karen Barton-Maycock

May 30, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

Dori Kenneally

May 30, 2023

Stephanie Bronson

May 30, 2023

Matthew Mezza

Leslie Parker

May 30, 2023

In Loving Memory Of A Wonderful Boy.

Ellen Moss Brown

May 30, 2023

In Memory of Matthew Mezza

James Bernstein

May 30, 2023

In Honor Of Matthew -- May His Memory Be A Blessing

Jane McCord

May 31, 2023

This Is In Honor Of Matthew Mezza.

Susan Rabinovitz & Curren Warf

May 31, 2023

In Memory Of Your Kind & Beautiful Boy

Laura Brumfield

May 31, 2023

Following Matthew’s Example To Engage In Acts Of Loving Kindness!

Rita Raygosa

May 31, 2023

Elijah Lax

May 31, 2023

Deborah Lauterbach

June 1, 2023

In Memory Of Your Sweet Boy

Iris Takashima

June 1, 2023

Joan Croaker

June 2, 2023

Felicia Mizrahi

June 3, 2023

To the best and most loving mother I know and in memory of her beautiful son Matthew Mezza.

Linda Lebovitz

June 15, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

July 15, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

August 15, 2023

Peter Mezza and Ellie Schneir

August 18, 2023

Sherry Gold

September 11, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

September 15, 2023

Laurie Harris

October 1, 2023

Debra Lauterbach

October 6, 2023

Marilyn Silverman

October 10, 2023

Laurie Brumfield

October 21, 2023

Linda Lebovitz

November 15, 2023

Natalie Topel

December 7, 2023

John Brock

December 9, 2023

Alan & Judy Stocker

December 11, 2023

Pamela and Larry Cedar

December 11, 2023

Kim Nishita

December 12, 2023

Karen Nash

December 12, 2023

Arlene Schneir

December 14, 2023

Thinking of Matt always.

Linda Lebovitz

December 15, 2023

David Carleton

December 15, 2023

Meri and Jonah Weingarten

December 16, 2023

In loving memory of Matthew Mezza

Renee Feiger

December 17, 2023

"Thank you, what a wonderful way to honor your son.

Eve and Christopher Sheedy

December 18, 2023

Natalie and Doug Stanger

December 19, 2023

Judith Meister and Paul Silvern

December 19, 2023

David Saling and Carrie Honigblum

December 19, 2023

Michael Comins

December 21, 2023

Jody and I are grateful for your work for the hotline. Love, Mike

Peter Mezza & Ellie Schneir

December 22, 2023

Brian and Jean McGrew

December 23,2023

Barbara Turner

December 26, 2023

Michelle Rotberg

December 27, 2023

Hope you & the family are well. Love, Michelle

Joan Croker

December 28, 2023

Christine and Doug Thomas

December 29, 2023

Matthew will never be forgotten❤️Love, Chris & Doug

Humberto Benitez

December 30, 2023

Barbara Stinchfield

December 30, 2023

Julie Taren

December 30, 2023

Laurie Aronoff

December 31, 2023

James Bernstein

December 31, 2023

Gary and Ileese Schneir

January 3, 2024

Mindi Vogel

January 3, 2024

Leslie Parker

January 4, 2024

Love, Leslie

Robin Armstrong Irving

January 6, 2024

Matthew is always in my heart❤️

Dana Bissing & Terry Towery

January 11, 2024

Ellie - we hope you'll always feel our love and support. Danna Bissing & Terri Towery

Alan and Judy Stocker

January 22, 2024

He is missed...

Nancy Laemmle

February 7, 2024

I love you, Ellie.

Gary and Ilese Schneir

February 8, 2024

Dori Friedman

February 20, 2024

Thank you, Ellie. I love you.






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