Mathew Howell
1976 - 2021
Mathew Howell
May 11, 1976 - August 30, 2021
With broken hearts, we announce Mathew Howell died suddenly in Santa Barbara on August 28, 2021. He was born in San Francisco on May 11, 1976 to Heidi and Jamie Howell. He is survived by his parents; his sisters Jesse Star, Lily Kate (Moshe Cohen), and Jenny Blaze (Andrew Hine); his niece Kaya; and his nephews, Nolan and Otis. Other survivors include his Uncle Billy (Jill); Aunts Karen, Hilary (John), Deirdre, Debby, Katie (Bruce), and Tessa; numerous cousins; and a multitude of friends. He attended Rooftop, Live Oak, and the San Francisco School. After graduating from Washington High, Mat studied Film at City College of San Francisco prior to starting a career in real estate. Mat had a successful practice with several companies including BJ Droubi, Foghorn, Paragon, and Hill & Co.
Mat moved to Santa Barbara in 2010 to follow in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, the artist William Dole. He produced many unusual paintings combining the styles of graffiti and pop art. Mat is remembered for his unbelievable acting skills, finely honed style, encyclopedic knowledge of both music and film, and outrageous dance moves. He will be missed for his humor, kindness, gentleness, and his unparalleled ability to stick nicknames on friends, siblings, and pets. There will be a memorial celebration of Mat's life outdoors in October. Please reply to [email protected] for further information.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Dear Heidi and Jamie and all of your family. I am so sorry to hear about Mathew. I can still picture Mathew and Eric playing at Glenridge as if it was yesterday. He was always so creative and fun to be with. What good times they and we as parents had together. I will be out of town when you have the memorial service. I will call you to talk when I return. All my love to you all. Susan
Susan Taylor
October 7, 2021
Dear Jamie, Heidi, and Jessie, and other Howell family members, I am so sorry to hear of Mathew's passing. I hope that your time together and with friends and sangha can offer some comfort and ease. It was wonderful to read about Mathew in this remembrance. Although I didn't get to teach Mat, I learned more about him--his creativity, his humor, his art-- today at an impromptu gathering in Golden Gate Park with some San Francisco School staff to remember him and others who have recently died. My thoughts are with you, Laura
Laura S Burges
September 26, 2021
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