Paul Junichi Matsumura
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Oct. 14, 1925 - Jan. 20, 2007

Paul Junichi Matsumura, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

Mr. Matsumura was born Oct. 14, 1925 to Sadahiko and Sumiyo Matsumura in Esparto. He attended school in Esparto graduating in 1943 from Amache Internment Camp High School in Colorado. He left camp to enlist in the United States Army where he served two tours of duty. Upon his return, he met and married his wife of 58 years, Tamiyo. He farmed in Esparto until his retirement until 1991. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf and driving around inspecting the farmland.

He is survived by his wife Tamiyo; sister Shuny Sagara; sons Jerry Matsumura and wife Leanna, Paul Matsumura and Tori; daughter Kathy Green and husband Jeremy; grandchildren Reiko Matsumura, Tammy Machado, Natasha Matsumura, Taylour Matsumura, Alexis Matsumura, Tammy Santiago and Myrna Spiva.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Hiroshi Matsumura.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. A private burial service will be held at a later date. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 24, 2007.
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February 1, 2007
May the Crops always Grow with Vigor and Bounty and the "BIG ONE" never get away, wishing Paul Sr. Peace in Heaven Brent Kim & Brady Stephens would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Matsumura family
Brent Stephens
January 28, 2007
Our sincere condolences to your entire family. May your wonderful memories help to ease the pain of your loss as time goes by.
Ron & Kay Stumpf
January 25, 2007
greatest condolences Charles A DeKnikker Sr and Family
Charles DeKnikker
January 25, 2007
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family.
Most sincerely,
Marie & Albert DeKnikker
January 24, 2007
Our heartfelt sorrow in your loss of your unique father Paul Sr. He was truley one of a kind.

Sincerely,
Cal De Knikker Family
January 24, 2007
The Montes and Adam family are thinking of you and your family.
Love you.
Jeanna Montes
January 24, 2007
1/24/07

Ernest & Linda Rodriguez, Devin & Myquela Rodriguez, Ticia & Duane Toney, Jamie Rodriguez, and Rosie & Tony Rodriguez send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Devin shared a rembrance of "Grandpa" last night. She recalled spending the night with Reiko and Tammy. About 4AM she heard a truck start up outside and asked who it was. She was told it was "Grandpa" going fishing. One child's remembrance of "Grandpa" that will stay with her forever.

Know that our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all now and forever.

Bless you all!!!
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