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1917 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Benjamin Mata Obituary
Benjamin Mata 1917 - 2012 Benjamin Mata, 95, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2012, in Bakersfield, CA. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on January 9, 1917. Throughout his long life, he lived in Texas, Michigan, and California. Benjamin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Berta Ramirez Mata; sisters and brothers; sons, Leon and Benjamin, Jr.; and his grandson, Rick Pinkerton. He is survived by two sons, Robert and Rick; two sisters, Leonor and Rebecca; grandchildren, Ronnie, Patricia, Bobby, Mary, Ann, Michael, Randy, Joseph, Michael, Nicole, Shelley, Scott, Edward, Daniel, Vanessa, Adrian, David, and Edith; 34 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. Mass will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 7100 Stockdale Hwy., with interment to follow at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Southwest www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 10, 2012
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