Letter from Masood Farivar to the Segals

Thursday, December 31, 1998

Dear Mr and Mrs Segal:

Please allow me to express my deepest condolences and sympathies over the tragic loss of your son and my friend, Anton. I only recently received the news, from Chris Bell, and can only tell you that I was devastated to hear about Anton.

Anton was the kind of guy I always wanted as a college roommate. Unfortunately for me, I was not one of his roommates. I met Anton during his senior year and my sophomore year at Harvard, along with several of his roommates and friends -Chris, Brian, Stu and others. I did not have the pleasure of living with him, but I did get to know him and like him very much. Between so many mutual friends and acquaintances, it was inevitable that we saw quite a bit of each other. I am sure you knew about their famous parties and permanent house bar and keg, but Anton was the star of these parties; whether he was by he door or by the keg, he always there with his big smile, offering you a glass beer. With his sense of humor and generosity of spirit, he made those parties memorable.

I can imagine the loss of Anton must have been very painful for you, but if it is any consolation, let me remind you that Anton lived a great life and left behind many fond memories among his friends who loved him and now miss him dearly.

With affection and regrets,

Masood Farivar