Matthew Rollin Lazarus, 36, formerly of Vergennes
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Matthew Rollin Lazarus, beloved son of Simone Rollin Feder and Douglas Lazarus, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2020, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Matthew, born in Seoul, Korea, on April, 29, 1984, was adopted at three months, and spent his childhood in Vergennes attending Vergennes Elementary School, The Bridge School in Middlebury, and after moving to Essex Junction with his mother, Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School and Essex High School.
His talents and dreams to be a screenwriter propelled his move to Los Angeles in 2002 with his beloved cat Janet. There he worked in the film industry and collaborated with other screenwriters and producers. He especially enjoyed and had a talent for coaching other aspiring screenwriters who sought him out for assistance. His love of animals involved him with animal rescue activities. Eventually Matthew’s energies and creativity brought him to Brooklyn, N.Y., to work for Quirk Advertising in concept development. The owner dubbed him “the heartbeat of Quirk.” Friends he met in both Los Angeles and New York commented on his generosity, helpfulness, kindness and creativity.
Matt (as he preferred to be called) leaves his mother Simone Rollin Feder of North Carolina, father Douglas Lazarus of Vermont, sisters Ciera Rose Fessman of Maine and Katherine Lee Lazarus of Massachusetts, stepmother Sheila Ann Murray of New York, and devoted dog, Julius.◊
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