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Draplin Design Co., North America
March 12, 2012
For Matt
Posted at 01:22 PM




Matthew Adelizzi, January 3, 1977 - March 2, 2012

I met Matt on the train up in Alaska. Would’ve been my second summer up there on the rail. He was a feisty East Coast kid, fresh out of school and ready to slay whatever job would have him. We struck up a friendship, and I let him know right quick: I might be a dishwasher, and you might be a cook, but we’re on the same level!

And man, he never big-leagued me like some of the other turkeys on there. Would jump in and the end of the night to help me through the cascade of dishes. And that stuff, won my loyalty to that punk. Thanks, man.

I went and saw him that fall on a roadtrip. He took me into Philadelphia for the first time, got to meet all his wild buddies and family. Great folks, all around. Took me to some cheesesteak joint that kicked both Pat’s and Geno’s asses. Undisclosed location!

In the last couple years, I’ve been in contact with Matt, sending him DDC gear and checking his progress on Facewhizz. Pool skating, family stuff and a beautiful daughter he was so proud of.

A recent message said this: titled, “Hey you, hick!!!”

Where is my shirt Draplindustries? Tryin to help promote my dishwasher! U the man would be cool to catch up!

I sent him a monster care package and all was right in the world again.

So this one’s for my old Alaska-by-way-of-Pennsylvania buddy Matt Adelizzi! I’ll remember you helping me out in some of the worst nights of my life in that dishpit, man! Still thankful.

For Matt.

There Are 3 Comments

Nothing like a good friend and nothing like the loss of a good friend. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Colin Wilson on 03/13/12 at 8:36 PM

Respect. RIP Matt, it looks like you had that pool skating down! What a rad friend.

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