Went home to the Lord on December 26, 2012 peacefully in his home with his loving wife at his side. He was born Octobter 26, 1917, to Alfred and Emma Mattos in Hilo, Hawaii.
He leaves behind his wife, Janice Mattos of Roseburg; two step-children, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sisters Ethel Clark of Eugene, Frances Vaughan of Raleigh, NC, and Blanche Richman of Medford; and brothers Robert Mattos (Rose) of Tacoma, WA; and Wilfred Mattos (Dotty) of Trail; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded by sister Agnes Hickey and brother Peter Mattos.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church Roseburg, Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. The family requests gifts in memoriam to be directed to the St. Paul Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Program.