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July 23, 2018

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June 28, 2018
Thanks you Mr. Matalone for making history such a fun and interesting subject in High School. Because of you, I also studied history and earned my Bachelors Degree in History from San Jose State University.

Santa Teresa High School - class of 1996
December 14, 2017
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December 13, 2017
I faced Fred as a competitor when Cal Poly played my Santa Clara University in the final game of the 1970 football season. Fred was completing his record setting senior year as the Pomona quarterback who had a phenomenal season throwing especially to his good friend, wide receiver Burris (as I recall). I was SCU's stopper, designated to disrupt their phenomenal, synchronized, short passing game.
Not to be.
In the only 2 touchdown passes completed in my 4 years, Fred & Burris timed perfectly and completed 2 short 5 yard touchdown passes.
Luckily, SCU managed to win, but I will always remember, painfully, Fred's perfectly choreographed touchdown passes, and Burris' 'ballet-like' footwork.
Fast forward 7 years, I transferred from teaching at Oak Grove High School to launch Santa Teresa High School.
There I met/reunited with a dedicated, beloved Social Science teacher...Fred Matalone.
It was a honor to meet him sans uniform and to see the respect, admiration and love that the students and his fellow teachers had for him.
One of a kind.
Three months ago, I tried to reconnect with Fred.
He emailed me that he was fighting an illness and expected to be 'recovered' shortly. Thereafter we would 'lunch'.
I wrote back that I could be of use, giving sponge baths, laundry, whatever was needed.
He chuckled.
I was serious.
We never connected again.
Fred was a humble, gracious, talented, family man, with an enviable full head of hair (!)..... who made a 'difference' with all of his students and leaves a loving legacy with his friends and family.
May he Rest in the Peace of the Lord.

November 24, 2017
The Wellings family has been privileged to know Fred & Mariangela for 17-years since our youngest son Blake and Emily Matalone were united in marriage. Though distance has separated us, we recall many precious memories of visits and time spent with Fred & Mariangela. Fred was one of the finest of men - a true academic and a gifted sportsman. But above all, he was a devoted husband and a pillar of strength and love to the daughters he raised. He was one of our most admired friends.

It was with much sadness that we learned of Fred's passing and we share in the grief felt by the Matalone family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mariangela and all Fred's loved ones - that the Good Lord will comfort you in the days ahead knowing that he is now free of worldly pain. We pray that he will rest in peace - he will be remembered - ALWAYS.