Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I found out yesterday that an acquaintance of mine from high school died on Sunday. I wasn't good friends with him, but he hung out a lot with my friend Paul. He also dated my friend Lauren for a little while. I don't know how he died, just that he did. It got me thinking about how many people I know from high school that have passed away. There are too many.

Mark Hoffman - He killed himself when I was 15. He was my best friend's brother. I don't think anyone that knew him has ever gotten over it. He was such a sweet kid and I felt like he was my little brother.

Scott Mazer - He killed himself the summer after my freshman year of college. I still think about him all the time. Sometimes I convince myself that it never happened. I'd known Scott since I was 8 years old.

Doug Adams - He died in a car accident several years ago. We weren't good friends but we sometimes dabbled in the same circles.

Jason Pinsky - He killed himself several years ago. He has a son. That makes me so sad. I remember him as very outgoing and the life of the party. I guess that was his mask.

Robert Fan - I think he died from a brain tumor a few years ago. I just heard about it yesterday when I found out about Erin dying. The irony is that Rob's sister just married Erin's brother. Rob was a nice, quiet kid. We used to call him Chill Rob in Math class.

Erin Kellner - He died on April Fools Day this year. One day after being the best man in his brother's wedding. It's so tragic.

It really saddens me to remember all these young lives cut short. I don't even have the words. It's all very surreal.


Nadine said...

Wow. Robert Fan died from a brain tumor? I had no idea. That makes me so sad. For what it's worth, I still think about Scott all the time too. You are right though...too many people have been lost. :(

renee said...

u know its crazy cus im only 20 just outta high school barely 2 years and i can think of a hand full of deaths that happened when i was in school... it sucks... but god knows when its ur time to go... whether we agree or understand it...

St. Amy Jane said...

i'm sorry to hear all that.

I only know of one friend of mine from elementary school died of cancer about 3 years ago.

Everyone else had HELLA kids.

Hannah said...

Yeah, it's really sad. I'm only 16 and I can name a handfull of my friends(and ven some family) that passed away too early. but you have to remember each person had a plan and with each passing they taught everyone left here a little lesson(even if we don't know what that lesson was).

much love from DE,

ps. are you guys coming for Easter?

Amy said...

Hannah, we're not coming up for Easter this year. Debbie's picking up the kids tomorrow for the week so we're going to hang out around here. We'll see you soon though!

Girl said...

:( that's sad :(

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