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Sam Matoba

March. 15, 1953 — Jan. 10, 2020

365体育滚球Sam Matoba passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the age of 66, after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer.

365体育滚球Sam will forever be remembered by his wife Pamela Matoba; their children Sara (John), Mari (Mike), Melanie, Kalin and Michael; and by his brothers and sister, Harry Matoba (Janet), Frank Matoba (Yuko) and Sally Kageura (Ted). Sam will also be remembered and missed by his grandkids, Paul, Johnny, Matthew, Bradley, Hadley and Wells; his nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.

Always a man of science, Sam held a number of research jobs before settling in at the department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis in 1981. A longtime member of the food science research staff, he took great pride in working with and mentoring students.

365体育滚球Sam had wide and varied interests, with the skills and knowledge to do just about anything — from fixing a car to fine woodworking, cooking for his family to gardening, and so much more. He was active with Davis AYSO and Legacy soccer, coaching many teams for his kids over the years.

A Celebration of Sam’s life will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the UC Davis Walter A. Beuhler Alumni Center, 530 Alumni Lane in Davis.

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