Matthew Warren LaConti, 25, of Thailand died Dec. 5, 2010. He was formerly of South Orange.
Mr. LaConti was teaching math and science to elementary school children in rural Roi-Et, Thailand, at the time of his death.
Predeceased by his father, John, he is survived by his mother, Meryl, and her husband, Sam Faivus; and his sister, Jessica Thomases. He was the uncle of Emma Jae and Jax Dylan Thomases.
Services were held Dec. 8 at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, Nashville, Tenn.; or the John LaConti Fund at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.