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Nicole Ziegler Nicole Ziegler wrote on July 24, 2017 at 5:52 am:
All I can say is that I am sending love, thoughts and prayers to everyone that Alex touched in his life. I feel grateful to have known him and lucky to have worked with him. There are no words that can describe what everyone is feeling given the impact he had on each of us! I do know we will love Alex forever! #oneteamonedream
Brian Crandall Brian Crandall from Piedmont, CA wrote on July 24, 2017 at 5:15 am:
Alex was one of the greats. While we work with many impressive people, "Maas" was unique: piercingly genuine, sharp, energetic and hilarious. He found a way to see the good in things, but would always call you out when others held back. I admired and trusted him for that. Its painful that someone with so much mental resilience, someone who gave unflinchingly, was unfairly taken well before his time. Simply put, we'll miss you, bud. #oneteamonedream
Peter Korbel Peter Korbel from Washington DC wrote on July 24, 2017 at 2:50 am:
Alex was one of the nicest and smartest guys I know. My memories go back as far as our soccer days on the Cobras with his speed and left foot on the wing. We spent a many of hours on those trips in the van to-and-from practice. You will be missed my brother.
Devin Fitzgerald Reston Devin Fitzgerald Reston from Edgartown wrote on July 24, 2017 at 1:55 am:
To the entire Maasry family, My heart goes out to you for our shared loss of the wonderful things that Alex brought to this world. It is a tragedy and his smile brought joy to everyone around him. I really enjoyed having him as my classmate in high school, Alex was a true gentleman and friend to all of his classmates. I send all my love in this difficult time, know Alex and all of you, his family and caregivers, are in my prayers. Bless you for all the difficult times in the last 14th months. Alex had a wonderful mind, I am grateful for our conversations and our time together. With great regret and sincerest condolences. Devin Reston
Brendan Sullivan Brendan Sullivan from Washington D.C. wrote on July 24, 2017 at 1:08 am:
My sincere condolences to the Maasry family, my heart goes out to you all. I was (and am) a fortunate member of the St. Albans class of 1999. The class had a great mix of athletes, scholars, "social butterflies", and kind hearted individuals. In retrospect no one exemplified the talent in that class more than Maas. And no one exemplified the talents of that class more than Maas. He had the athletics, the wit, the kindness, the smarts. It has been years since I have seen Alex. I am just so sorry that his time was cut short. He deserved more. Rest in peace Maas
Giulia Siccardo Giulia Siccardo from San Francisco wrote on July 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm:
Alex was one of the first people I met when I joined the Firm. We shared a desk looking out toward the Golden Gate back when we had assigned seating at 555. He was instantly someone I looked up to and admired -- what stuck out to me most about Alex was his genuine passion for life. Alex never did anything half-heartedly or just for the sake of it -- he wanted to make the world a better place, and he integrated McKinsey into that purpose. He cared deeply about his friends and colleagues and always made time for a good chat or comedic hiatus from a stressful day, ever living the motto "one team, one dream". I never told Alex this but there have been many times over the past years when I've thought of advice he gave me or an example he set for guidance. I so wish I'd had the opportunity to tell him how much he impacted me and thank him. I know I will continue to look upon the example he set for inspiration for years to come.
Stephen van Helden Stephen van Helden from San Francisco wrote on July 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm:
Maas was an amazing friend, a thoughtful colleague and fun. We have many good memories of hanging out at work, solving the worlds problems over a beer, team yoga classes, wakeboarding, his DJing efforts and enthusiasm at our wedding and after-party. Alex had such a positive impact on those around him - we miss him already.
Jill Howe Jill Howe from Chevy Chase MD wrote on July 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm:
On behalf of the Howe family, our condolences for the loss of your son and brother, Alex Maasry. Your family was an inspiration to mine because we were witness to your solidarity and love for each other. I am grateful to have known Alex and grateful for your family's friendship. RIP, Alex.
Allison Watson Pugh Allison Watson Pugh wrote on July 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm:
Hard to sum up Alex (or "Maas" as he was to many of us) or the loss this represents in a few sentences. An absolute passion for life. A boundless spirit and infectious energy. The ability to switch from an intellectual conversation to silliness and play in the matter of seconds. Always in the middle of it all (whatever it was), and never an observer. He's left so many wonderful moments/memories - Sudoku "races", skiing adventures, too many interesting NYC and SF evenings to recount... A spirit that is sorely missed.
Shannon Peloquin Shannon Peloquin wrote on July 23, 2017 at 4:13 pm:
Alex was a builder - both directly and indirectly. He saw a problem and he moved to action, with a contagious energy that grew the team along the way. I'll always be grateful to the mentorship and partnership I received from Alex, especially as we thought about ways to do more in the public sector. Miss you, buddy - we're not going to be the same without you. #oneteamonedream
Lenny Mendonca Lenny Mendonca from Montara wrote on July 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm:
Alex was one of a kind. An amazing professional who embodied the best of McKinsey: Smart as they come, totally focused on delivering impact for clients, and an inspirational leader who made everyone who worked with him better. He loved giving back to the community and encouraged everyone to do the same. Most importantly, Alex was a great friend. You never left spending time with Alex not feeling that the world was going to be a better place with Alex leading. Thank you for being a shining light Alex.
Alejandro Guerra Alejandro Guerra from Monterrey wrote on July 23, 2017 at 12:40 am:
Hermano, Marcelouuuu, te voy a extranar muchisimo. You were the kindest, most profound person, i'd ever met. There are no words, only a beautiful example to follow. You left a very large hole, which i promise to do my best to fill. You will be remembered my dear friend!!! Pa pa pa !!!!
Francisco Larrain Francisco Larrain from Palo Alto wrote on July 23, 2017 at 12:02 am:
My entire family is anguished by Alex leaving. I can't stop my tears. He was the most inclusive and kind person I've ever met. Every weekend he will drop me a line to meet and be part of his life. We used to ride our bikes every weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains, talk about things that were happening to us and later celebrate w a BBQ at home. We are an immigrant family and it has been hard for us to truly bond with Americans. Alex spent a good bunch of his last year with us and our kids, going to Martin's beach, pumpkin carving, ice skating, at Tahoe, cooking food, at soccer matches. I never in my life saw him acting in any way (and trust me we spent a lot of time together) without the highest integrity and bonhomie. He was able to "see" my daughter, brought her Frozen sandals from his trip in Brazil which is one example of so many of his level of truly caring. He understood her at a level that only a father can understand and appreciate. He loved people just because, never judged anyone. I will miss so much our conversations and I will miss so much that this angelical being would always be touching my life checking in and worrying about not only me but my wife and my kids. I am honestly so scared of facing life without him. My beloved Captain America is the most beautiful thing I've seen in this country. I am not only sad as a father for knowing an incredible and loving force of nature would be absent for my kids upbringing but I am scared because he made me such a better person and I will miss him so much. I wish I could ever achieve what he did in his young 36 years. My only consolement is to know he won the lottery of life and enjoyed it like few people do. We will miss you forever my dearest best friend Alex.
Neville Wolf Neville Wolf from Highlands Ranch Colorado wrote on July 22, 2017 at 9:05 pm:
Many of my childhood memories involve the Maasry family. George and Zach were always on some adventure and Cesar, Alex and I would typically try to tag along. I always loved having so many older brothers to annoy and admire. As we grew up I could always expect to see Alex at STA playing sports and he would always have a kind word for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. Love from Colorado
Louise Hayes and Tom Tait Louise Hayes and Tom Tait from Washington DC wrote on July 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm:
As parents, we can't imagine the loss of a life so full of promise. We can only hope that in time, all your memories of Alex, your wonderful son, brother, and uncle, will be ones that bring tears of laughter and inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Louise and Tom
Steven Aronowitz Steven Aronowitz from San Francisco wrote on July 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm:
Everyone we work with is smart. Alex was clever. He saw the connections between facts and people and implications. He saw the big picture and how it fit together. Everyone we work with takes work seriously. Alex knew not to take himself seriously. He brought humor, wit and whimsy to his teams and his clients. He made work not just important but fun. Everyone we work with has dreams for their future. Alex had dreams for the world. He didn't care about what he could accomplish himself, he cared about what we could do together. He knew that all of us were better than any one of us. Everyone we work with will remember him. We miss him already.
Eric Kutcher Eric Kutcher from Los Altos Hills wrote on July 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm:
Alex brought an unrivaled spirit - infectious. He inspired so many and found a way to bring all together. Few can leave a mark like Alex did in such a short time. We will miss you forever my friend! #oneteamonedream
Kausik Rajgopal Kausik Rajgopal from Palo Alto wrote on July 22, 2017 at 6:22 am:
Alex was a passionate, unselfish, energetic and inspirational leader. Where others saw constraints, he saw unbounded possibilities. I have so many wonderful memories of working together and spending time with Alex. His passion for civic engagement and always seeking to make a difference will inspire me and everyone who worked with him. We will always learn from his example and remember the power of One Team with One Dream. Godspeed, Alex. Like a comet in the sky...brilliant, radiant, energizing, memorable...and gone from our Firm, our community and our world way, way too soon
George Maasry George Maasry from Washington DC wrote on July 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm:
I'm very grateful to all of Alex's friends who are helping to contribute to this memorial site. Thank you!