Angelo Keith Mattina
Simi Valley - The man, the myth, the legend.
Angelo Keith Mattina of Simi Valley, CA. born October 6th, 1952 went into God's care on January 2nd after a brief illness.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Heather Mattina of Parkville, MO., Kristen Egkan (husband Jason) of Fallbrook, CA. and Alexandra Mattina of Simi Valley, CA. as well as brother Brad Mattina of Russellville AR.
Angelo is also survived by his beloved grandsons, James Holcomb and Wyatt Egkan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Nessie Mattina of Simi Valley, CA., as well as brothers Jimmy and Brian Mattina.
During the 1950s and 60s, Angelo grew up in the San Fernando Valley and enjoyed a wonderful childhood with his three brothers.
One of their favorite pastimes as children was pulling pranks on their sweet, Scottish mother and then her "scolding" them in her Scottish brogue. We all know she actually loved it.
Shortly after graduating from Pierce College, Angelo proudly served in the United States Air Force as Staff Sergeant and was Honorably Discharged in 1972.
Angelo began his career with Anheuser-Busch in the mid-70s, where he was beloved by all his coworkers, many of whom he remained friends with even after his retirement in 2010.
Angelo loved oldies music as well as opera. He was known to play "O Sole Mio" so loud on the stereo that it would practically rattle the windows! He was a fan of live musicals and was a season ticket holder at the Hollywood Pantages Theater.
Swimming in his backyard pool, watching Western movies and hosting BBQs were a few of his favorite pastimes.
Angelo felt most at ease playing golf with his buddies, Rick DellaMonica, Perfecto Guerrero, Dale Curry, Troy Crossley and Bob Drelan, just to name a few.
He probably shot his best game at his home course, Simi Hills Golf Club.
He was a true gentleman and all who knew him loved him.
Angelo will forever remain his daughters' hero.
Godspeed, "Ang" hit 'em long and straight on your heavenly golf course.
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
There will be a celebration of Angelo's life at a later time.
Published in Ventura County Star from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2021.