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Our father, John Mattera, a life time resident of San Pedro, CA passed away peacefully on December 25, 2011. John worked for many years in architecture before joining Local 63 in 1987 where he was a clerk until his retirement in August 2010. "Bear" as he was known since his days at San Pedro high school, was voted an all Marine League football player for his tenacity and determination on the field; qualities that he adhered to his entire life. John thoroughly enjoyed his time on the waterfront and always said it was the best job in the world. He made many friends while clerking and liked to share stories of his daily adventures on the job. John was an avid hunter and gardener and loved the outdoors. John was proud of his Italian heritage and devotion to his family and friends always came first. Anyone who knew John would tell you that his loyalty as a family man and friend was unsurpassed. He always said that if you could count your closest friends on one hand you were blessed. We will always value his strength and support. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents and brother Vince. He is survived by his son and daughter-in law, John Michael Mattera and Shannon McIntyre; his daughter and son-in law, Michelle Mattera and Sean Millis and his grandsons, Ford Michael and Wade Paul Mattera. Services will be held at St. Peters Church, 338 North Grand Avenue, San Pedro on Friday, December 30 at 10:30am. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 29, 2011
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