Date of Death: September 17th, 2022
21 Elul 5782
ObituaryMatthew Ascaridis, Devoted husband, best friend and soul mate of Darci. Amazing, dedicated and doting father to Alex and Ivy. Cherished son of Deborah Ascaridis-Martin and Tony Martin. Proud son of the late John Ascaridis. Faithful grandson of Hilde Koziol. Loving and forever bonded brother of Joseph Ascaridis (Leah) and John Ascaridis (Effie). Fond son-in-law of Lily Krefetz. Dear brother-in-law of Nathan Ross, Shani Diamond and Matthew Ross (Alison). Constant and caring Uncle to Jake, Rosie and Max Diamond; Jack and Zoey Ross and Lennon Ascaridis. Beloved by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Special friend of Shari and Mark Coe. Loving dog dad to Ozzy. Proud graduate of the MBA program at The University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Matt was the most selfless individual who went out of his way for anyone and everyone, whether he knew them or not. He had a smile and warmth that lit up a room. He was the most dedicated family man who took his role in the home above and beyond. His gracious spirit left a lasting impact on the hearts of everyone he touched. He was a true hero. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Helping Hands Network for the benefit of the Matthew Ascaridis Youth Hockey Fund, helpinghandstoday.org. Graveside service Wednesday 12 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights. For information, including a link to view the service or condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, www.shalom2.com or (847) 255-3520.
Service InformationService : Wednesday, September 21st at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service -
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights
Guest Book & Memories
September 24th, 2022
Dear family and friends of Matt,
It is with great sadness that I write this note. I was Matt´s Finance professor and Associate Dean during his time in the Notre Dame Exec. MBA program. I got to know Matt well, during our course and through the program, and our discussions since. Matt emanated intelligence, care, listening and contributing his thoughts, and of course his humor with that smile! Matt stood out in the class which was filled with special characters, and nice memories keep occurring. I am confident what I and others at Notre Dame experienced sound familiar to you, magnified tenfold for you because of your love and time with Matt. I know he is already sorely missed and leaves a hole in your and our hearts.
Please know that the thoughts, love and prayers from Matt´s classmates, professors, and the entire Notre Dame community are with Matt and you, his family and friends, during this difficult time.
ND Faculty member and friend
~Professor and friend, Notre Dame, IN
September 22nd, 2022
I had convinced 13 friends to go skydiving for the 1st time. The best part about this memory was that Matt finished his jump and loved it so much he immediately paid and jumped again! Living life to the fullest!
~Friend, Des Plaines
September 21st, 2022
Thanks for making my first year as a squirt hockey player fun! You were always smiling and passionate of the game. You’ll be missed coach!
~Hockey Player, Northfield, IL
September 21st, 2022
Matt coached our boys in the Watt's Winter Classic. Unhappy with their level of effort in the semi-final game, in classic Matt style, he skated the boys immediately afterwards like Herb Brooks did in the movie Miracle. It worked. As you can as in the picture, they took home the GOLD!
September 21st, 2022
Matt coached our boys for the Watt's Winter Classic. Unhappy with their level of effort in the semi-final game, Matt being Matt, skated them immediately afterwards like Herb Brooks did in the movie Miracle. As you can see from the picture, it worked as they took home the GOLD!
September 20th, 2022
Matt and his classmates having a lovely dinner after a full day of class sessions during our study abroad trip to Santiago, Chile. January 2020.
~Classmate & Friend, Austin, TX
September 19th, 2022
The memories we shared will can never be taken.
Yahrzeit Dates For Matthew Ascaridis
Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.
|21st of Elul 5783||9/7/2023|
|21st of Elul 5784||9/24/2024|
|21st of Elul 5785||9/14/2025|
|21st of Elul 5786||9/3/2026|