The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all eras; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.

- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • 40 years old
  • Born on February 2, 1971 in Marin County, California, United States.
  • Passed away on August 24, 2011 in UCSF, Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, California, United States.

Matt left us 5 years ago; I know that you all have memories and please on this day have a happy one.

This website was created in the memory of our deeply loved one, Matthew Ihle, only 40 years old, who was born on February 2, 1971 and passed away on August 24, 2011.

Matt was a life-long resident of Marin County, California; he attended Marin Catholic High School and graduated from San Diego State University with degrees in Political Science and Economics.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Andrea, whom he married on September 16, 2006, a resident of Ignacio, California; by his Father and Stepmother, Norm and Barbara Ihle, residents of Hayward, California; by his Mother and Stepfather, Sam and Jay Jackson, residents of Fairfax, California.  He also leaves behind four-legged Casey, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.

Matt was a true free spirit and gourmand / gourmet; he is already sorely missed by the "Boat People" of the 5-2-0  and words alone cannot desribe the the emptiness left by his passing.

Matt has gone ahead to a place where everyone must go someday and his sudden departure is shocking for us who don't get to see him until then.

We will remember him forever: his boundless generosity, his effusive laugh, a special fondness for all forms of gastronomy and above all his ultra-gregarious fellowship.

Matt, your journey takes you away from the place where we can see and touch you; yet each day we see you in the start of a bright day and at the close of a gentle night when everything is good and right in the world.  We miss you, Matt, but not all tears are a sadness; we had you in our lives and we are better people for that.


Posted by Michael Dergosits on February 2, 2019
Sharing our love for Matt on his birthday...His light still shines because I think of him so often, whether it is walking by Tadich's where we had so many fun lunches, or ordeing Henry Hunan's meat pie! His smile, his laughter, they are missed but not forgotten. Love to Andrea, Norm and all of Matt's friends and family!
Posted by Norm Ihle on February 2, 2019
Happy Birthday Son.
I miss and love you. I will be seeing you again........ but not just yet.
I hope you are having fun where ever you may be.
Posted by Dave Stoffer on February 2, 2018
Although we are all sad on this day, each February 2nd, his vibrant memory lives on in all of us. His laugh, his smile, and his wild sense of humor will never be forgotten. Many a day and night were spent at Normsville in Lakeport making memories. We just all have to remember those memories and keep them in our hearts and minds. So, Brotha Matt, "here" is to you on your birthday, as I raise my beer from my office at work, and wish you Happy Birthday. You are in a much better place, although we all wished that you were here with us. Nomistay...... Matt. Love, Dave
Posted by Warren Bechtel on August 24, 2016
well this is a sad day

my love first and foremost to his beloved wife and to his parents

to all of you who remember the timbre of his were blessed

You who are on the road / Must have a code that you can live by / And so become yourself / Because the past is just a good-bye
Posted by Dave Stoffer on August 24, 2015
4 years have passed. My friend Matt is missed everyday. But his legacy lives on and inspires us all when we laugh, play horseshoes, crack jokes, love our families, and live our lives. He has taught us that life should not be that serious and to have fun as much as we can. We all hope that we can inspire each other in humor and love in your honor, and especially today, after 4 years have passed. Love you Brother Matt.
Posted by Norm Ihle on August 24, 2015
Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. Life here goes on and it slowly gets easier. I hold on to the fact that I will see you again one of these days.
You were the best Son any Father could ask for.
I love you,
Posted by Laura David on May 15, 2013
I met Matt under a full moon on the ferry coming back from the city. His culinary skills turned me from what he termed "eats water and anything containing water" (vegetarian) into a steak loving life-living fool. :) He taught me how to use email. He was kind to my children Tatiana and Marissa and played Daffy Duck cartoons for them. A beautiful soul. A great man.
Posted by Stewart Munnerlyn on January 29, 2013
You are here and warm
But I could look away and you'd be gone...
Posted by David Moore on September 13, 2011
It was always a pleasure to see Matt on the boat and I must have heard the story of his engagement to Andrea on the back of the boat at least 100 times. And, I enjoyed it every time. Matt, you really made an impression on us all and we will really miss you.
Posted by Graham Lockhart on September 12, 2011
Rest In Peace Brother Ihle. We will miss you. Yours in the bond, Brother Graham Lockhart Bond #15, California Pi, Phi Delta Theta, San Diego State University.
Posted by Victor Brito on August 31, 2011
Wow...I am taken aback with this news. I will cherish the deep conversations Matt an I would have. 

Matt, thanks for always caring, thanks for always being one of the good guys, thanks for being a friend.
Posted by Amanda Vaughn on August 30, 2011
Matt is my 1st cousin. There are so many memories that it is hard to pick just one. Seeing my very first ballet at the age of 8 with him and his mom. It was one of the most special nights of my life that I will never forget. I love and miss you VERY much.
Posted by Kristie Cappella on August 29, 2011
Matt touched so many lives in so many different ways. We all have fond, funny, special and LOTS of hillarious moments we can remember. He'll be forever missed and always in our hearts.
Posted by Michael Dergosits on August 26, 2011
Matt -- a Renaissance man! His reading choices involved historical pieces about war and peace! The cheesecake!! The meat pies! And in the magical world of the Larkspur Ferry, his marriage proposal to Andrea followed by an entirely spontaneous Play Misty for Me. We miss you!
Posted by Eric Christenson on August 26, 2011
I am grateful we had that drink last week at Trevor's Matt. We had a laugh and a hug and a beer. We had so many of those over the years but none as special as that. Love ya brother. I miss you.
Posted by Trevor Riches on August 26, 2011
Matt certainly made his mark in this world and left it a richer place. He had a huge impact on all he met...that's for sure and for certain.Matt was a good cowboy,a great baker,a great friend and a damn fine individual.
Posted by Angela Palomino-Croom on August 26, 2011
Matt, I hope Frank and Sammy are singing to you right now :)
You will be missed.
ciao mio amico
Posted by Warren Bechtel on August 25, 2011
Matt was a true Banker: usually on the 9:15 am boat and on the 4:25 pm boat home; he would enjoy "some" red wine at lunches at Ducroix and go back to the office to "work" in the server room. I got a chance to see him last Friday, for which I'm really glad. Bon Voyage, mon ami.
Posted by Marie Domeny on August 25, 2011
I am so bummed by the news about Matt. He was such a wonderful guy who was usually up to something fun with a mischievous glint in his eye. Definitely the life of the party. My heartfelt wishes of solace to Andrea and family.

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