Passing of COM Student Lancelot Mattaeus Argall

October 19th, 2016 - 12:59pm

It is with sadness I inform you that one of the young men who died in a car accident early Tuesday morning, west of Samuel P. Taylor State Park, was one of our students. Lancelot Mattaeus Argall, an 18-year-old resident of San Anselmo, was in his first semester at College of Marin. He was riding in a car with his brother, Chancellor Grier Argall, and the driver, Chance Pierre Muerer. At approximately 12:09 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, a passerby called 911 regarding an unwitnessed automobile collision. Paramedics responded to the scene and immediately determined all three men were deceased. 

Dean of Student Success Derek Levy is working to notify Lancelot’s instructors. In response to a tragic accident such as this, individuals will have varied reactions. This is a profound loss to these young men’s family, friends, and community. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

I want to remind all students and employees that support services are available both on and off campus.

Students, faculty, and staff may contact the Counseling Center at (415) 485-9432.

Faculty and staff are reminded of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides free counseling visits with licensed professionals, among other services. EAP information is available 24 hours a day, every day at (800) 999-7222.

A number of community resources are also available:

Family Service Agency of Marin                   
555 Northgate Drive                                                       
San Rafael, CA 94903                                                
(415) 499-1195 (24/7 grief counseling)
(415) 491-5700                                     

Community Institute of Psychotherapy                    
1330 Lincoln Ave., Suite 201                                        
San Rafael, CA 94901                                                 
(415) 459-5999 ext. 102                           

Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay - Community Counseling Center
2484 Shattuck Ave. Ste. 210
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 704-7475