Danny Mata Sr.

1960 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Danny Mata Sr. Obituary
Danny Mata Sr. March 25, 1960 - July 10, 2012 Visitation for Danny Mata Sr. will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Wake Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Connie Mata; and his brothers, Ray Jr., Ronnie, Richard and Michael Mata. He is survived by his wife, Christine Mata; sons, Isaac, Daniel Jr., and Carlos Mata; daughters, Kathy and Maria Mata; sister, Jeanette Gomez as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Danny has lived in Bakersfield all his life. He was a dedicated and devoted husband and father. He was a very affectionate and supportive man to all his family, friends, and to anyone he encountered. He currently was a member at GHM. He's been serving the Lord since 1998. He also attended OCC and GBM. He loved Christian Music. One of his favorite Christian singers was The Katina's. He also loved Praise dancing. Danny became a faithful man of God, and he would occasionally go out to witness the word of God at public parks and at CBCC. His other passion was to stay fit. He loved martial arts, weight lifting, and bike riding. Danny was battling cancer, but he was always cheerful with a smile and always had a positive attitude. He will be missed greatly by everyone that knew his heart. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 18, 2012
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