Matt Jeremy Kamenev, 24, of Closter, NJ, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 8, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lived while pursuing a career in commercial aviation.
Besides his private pilot’s license, he also was a much loved employee of the Brighton Ski Resort where he worked for the last three seasons. An avid skier since age 6, Matt lost his life in a fatal skiing accident.
Matt graduated Northern Valley Demarest HS and attended Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
His funeral at Temple Emanu-El in Closter was attended by childhood friends and family from all over the country.
His unique spirit of zest for life, humor, loyalty, and kindness is mourned by all of us.
His parents, Florence, Michael, and Lev, as well as his siblings, Cara and Colin, and step-siblings, Deena, Laurie, and David, are bereft at the loss of such a vibrant young man with a brilliant future ahead of him.
Contributions in his honor can be made
to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, or at
Arrangements were by Gutterman & Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack, NJ.