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Matthew Alan Dietz Rude

December 12, 1984October 1, 2020
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Matthew Alan Dietz Rude, age 35, of Mclean, Virginia passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Matt was born December 12, 1984.

He is survived by his loving mother, Susan Dietz Rude; his devoted older brother, Jonathan Rude and Jon’s Fiancé, Janessa Clark; and Matt’s girlfriend, Magi Schug. He is reunited with his father, Rick Rude, who passed away in 2008. He is also survived by his Aunts, Uncle and many Cousins and many friends.

Matt was a graduate of Mclean High School and Fordham University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society.

Matt loved dogs especially Heidi, to work on cars, create art and music, and to work with his hands in general.

Matt owned and operated his own business, DMV Dogs, which embraced his love of animals.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Matthew's memory may be made to:

The Lost Dog and Cat Foundation

P.O. Box 50037 Arlington, VA 22205 (703) 295-DOGS

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Murphy’s Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rude family.



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Matt Chryst

October 12, 2020

Matt, you have had a tremendous impact on each life you touched. You did everything with love and you have such a kind soul. Olivia will always have that pink Guitar you gave to her and one day I can tell her all about why this is so special and dear to my heart now.

When I was studying for my undergrad I remember struggling with a math class, Matt came over just to hang out and 2 plus hours later ended up teaching me exactly what I needed to know and I ended up with an A in that course. No matter the issue Matt was always there for us.

He is deeply missed. May you Rest In Peace Matt.

Jason Kidwell

October 12, 2020

Matt. You are one of the smartest men I have ever had a conversation with, and I will miss our talks very much. We muted the television. That was the best. Drove together without the radio on most of the time. You taught me a tremendous amount about life and myself. Your music skills are terrific and unique. Rest in peace, Matt. I love you, man

Benjamin Eisenberg

October 12, 2020


In high school we wasted countless summer hours playing GTA 3 and listening to hip-hop that I never would have discovered without you.

In college you showed me the best $2 cheese steaks the Bronx had to offer.

Later you were there when my father died and when I married the love of my life.

In recent months you would send me hip-hop mashups that you spent hours perfecting. You had so many hidden talents.

I can't believe I am saying goodbye to you Rude Dude. Your friendship left an impact on my life that I'll carry forever.

Much love,

Jesse Marcus

October 12, 2020

Mrs. Rude and Jon,

I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m heartbroken over the loss.

Matt and I met in the 7th grade at Longfellow Middle School shortly after you all moved to McLean. I have plenty of fond memories of Matt ranging from playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater in his bedroom (on his water bed!) to trying to keep up with him on the dance floor at our mutual friends wedding this last November.

I’ll always remember Matt as a kind, positive, and creative person.

All the best,

Jesse Marcus and Family

Alex Kennedy

October 11, 2020

Matt was one of my best friends in the DC area. We met through JP years ago in Virginia. We had many conversations over the years about numerous topics from politics, to life and science.

I still can’t believe this happened. Every time I would travel back to the dc area for work I always made a point to see Matt even if just briefly.

At one point I lived in Qatar and when I got back he would always call it “Guitar” which made me laugh every time. He knew how to talk to people and make them comfortable.

Bro I’m gonna miss you a lot. Even tho I’m thousands of miles away I can feel Magi’s pain and your mom and brother. I’m gonna say a prayer for you that God may bless your soul - your always gonna be my friend.

Lindsay Serres

October 11, 2020

Matt, thank you for the laughs and fun memories that we all shared. I’m happy to have met you and to have called you my friend. Thank you for your friendship, and for showing my best friend Magi so much love. I promise I will be there for Magz, Heidi, Pixie, and your hot sauce collection to the best of my abilities. You are already greatly missed. 💛

JP Garcia

October 11, 2020

Matt and I have been friends since middle school and he helped me learn how to skateboard in high school! I had a blast seeing him skateboard and hanging out with Matt because as far back as I remember in our teenage years, Matt was Matt and didn’t conform to the norms of a regular life. He was truly an artist in that sense.
It was during our college and adult years where our friendship grew much closer. As we grew older the stresses of life came to us whether we wanted it or not and Matt was always blessing me with his positivity and jokes that either had me awkwardly or uncontrollably laughing - either way his heart’s intention was to bring me up because Matt also understood the struggles, stresses, and heartaches of growing up. Whether it was a break up, family quarrels, or just a broken car part - Matt was there to listen, share wisdom he had, help me take care of my mom, take my trash out while he walked my dog Bruno, or help me with car projects. He always came with a positive attitude and when I expressed my indebtedness to him, he would say “of course bro, you’re one of my best friends,” and I felt it each time he said that. Matt did a great job of staying in touch and sharing his newest recipes by inviting me over for dinner with him and his dog Heidi. It was in these nights where we would bond over the journey of adulthood like talking good nutrition, working out, and how we were growing.
Speaking of his dog Heidi, when I first met Heidi after he adopted her, I understood Matt’s heart even further - Heidi was a dog that frankly most would not adopt, she looked like she had been through a lot of struggles in life that scarred her physically and emotionally, but Matt just saw a dog that he wanted to care for and that speaks so much about his heart to not get a dog that is impressive and would gather him attention, but a dog that just needed a loving owner. Matt cared deeply for those in his life and I hope we all have fond memories of him!

Liza Schug

October 11, 2020

I remember when Magi and I were on the phone one time talking about the new way they are doing menus due to covid. I told her one of the restaurants here in Oklahoma taped the scan image to the table so they wouldn’t have to bring menus to the table...and from the background I hear Matt say, “But won’t the table get heavy to carry around?” We all had the best laugh!!
Im so sorry you’re gone too soon Matt, you will be missed🙏❤️

Peggy Burke

October 10, 2020

I have such happy memories of when our boys were growing up together. My heart just aches for you to have to lose Matt at such a young age. We know he is with the Lord, of course, and his Dad. I hope that gives you comfort at this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you,
Love you,
Peggy Burke

Magi Schug

October 9, 2020

Matt, you are the love of my life. Heidi, Pixie, and I miss you so much. Rest In Peace my love. ❤️


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