Matthew “Matt” Aaron Kaup, son of George and Dayle Kaup was born November 1, 1973. Matt was raised in New Jersey and attended Bernardsville School District, Bailey Ellard High School and was a graduate of Seton Hall University. Matt passed away unexpectedly at the age of 44 in his home on August 23, 2018.
Matt’s smile could light up the room with an infectious laugh. He took pride in helping others, especially those in need. Matt was a devoted restaurant manager. As a manager he would make it a priority to open his kitchen to first responders on a regular basis to show his appreciation for their efforts. Matt was always a child at heart and had a genuine connection with children. Whether at work or at home, he made it a priority to make others around him feel important.
His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Haylie (14) and Ethan (8). He is survived by his wife, Denea; his parents, Dayle and George; his brother, Michael; mother and father-in-law, Steven and Janet Daniel; brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Brittany Daniel; sister-in-law Stacey Daniel; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, 10:30am at the United Methodist Church of Summit, 17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the college savings plan for Matthew's children. Checks should be made payable to: Franklin Templeton 529 College Savings Plan, and mailed to:
Jockey Hollow Financial Service, LLC., 38 Chestnut Street, #2, Morristown, NJ 07960, Please add in memo: In Memory of Matthew Kaup.