February 22, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know that our beloved Elly Matzko left us. She died peacefully yesterday, Sunday February 20, 2011.
Elly has been at NJIT for over 25 years. For that whole time she has represented the heart and soul of the School of Architecture. For over 25 years, she was an advisor to literally thousands of students. She was their academic advisor but she was much more than that. She was trusted by students, faculty, staff and alumni alike. Elly was universally loved by all those that came in contact with her.
The old adage that no one is irreplaceable does not apply to her. Elly was unique. She had an enormous and always positive influence on all that had the privilege to work with her or be advised by her.
Elly was an extraordinary person. She will be remembered fondly by all of us. We are filled with sorrow for losing and with gratitude for having had Elly in our lives.
Urs P. Gauchat, Dean, School of Architecture, NJIT
Funeral services will be at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039. Phone number 908-313-1443. Viewing is Wednesday, February 23rd 2-4pm and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will held on Thursday, February 24th at 12 Noon (PLEASE note this is a changed time )
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