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David  Mataya
David Mataya

March 5, 1942 - July 10, 2018
Resided in Madrid, Iowa
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David Mataya , 76, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Madrid, IA. Services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, July 14, 2018, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid, IA. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

David was born March 5, 1942, in Madrid, IA, to Frank and Julia (Polich) Mataya. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines and was stationed in California and Okinawa, Japan. After returning to the states, he met and married Linda Fitch on May 18, 1968, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church. He worked for Firestone for 30 years, retiring in August of 1996. After retirement, Dave enjoyed woodworking and being the town’s handyman-he was always the one his neighbors called upon for help fixing just about anything. He was always quick with a smile and a joke, even if it was the same joke over and over. David rode many miles on the High Trestle Trail between Ankeny and Woodward, stopping for breakfast or to chat along the way. He will be fondly remembered as the cyclist blaring the train horn as he rode along.

David is survived by his daughter, Angie (Todd) Fallon of Powell, OH, and their children, Paige and Adam; son, Matt (Shera) Mataya of Madrid, IA, and their children Tyler and Trevor; sisters, Barb (Gordon) Segelke of Des Moines, IA, Marcia (Mike) Pickell of Boone, IA; brothers, Eddie Mataya of Madrid, IA, Joe Mataya of Des Moines, IA, Mike (Teresa) Mataya of Polk City, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Linda; parents; brother, Ralph Mataya; and sister, Christine Hillier.

The family will receive friends from 4 - 7 pm Friday, July 13, 2018, at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid. Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Visitation
Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Friday, July 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
St. Malachy's Catholic Church
207 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA 50156
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:30 AM

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163