Sierra Wave Media

Eastern Sierra News for June 25, 2024





In Loving Memory of David Peter Mattovich who passed Thursday, December
11, 2008. He was born in Oakland, California on March 4, 1951. He was
survived by his wife D.B. of 33 years, twin daughters Rachel and Renee,
mother Frances, sister Judy and niece Corrie. A Celebration of Life
Service and potluck is planned for Monday, December 15, 2008 from
4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Home-Economics building at the Tri-County
Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA. 
From the beginning of his life to the end, he was a giver to the community
around him. As a young man he was an Eagle Scout, an alter boy and wore
many different hats and uniforms. He was a hard working man with
tremendous zeal for life. There was never a moment when his hands were
empty or not busy helping someone. He was a thoughtful, generous,
comical, and socially magnetic fun spirit, whom always lit up a room.
David was a loving husband, a doting father, and a friend to all, even
strangers. David loved living in the Eastern Sierra and was an avid
outdoorsman. He was deeply involved in the Advocates for Access to Public
Lands (AAPL). He was a member of the Sneakers Motorcycle Club and
participated in numerous motorcycle races. He also volunteered in events
so others could enjoy the same enthusiasm he had for the sport. He
coached his daughters in softball and was also a volunteer for the middle
school ski program and continuously shared his passion for the outdoors
and all sports.
David was very proud of his twin daughters who are both attending colleges
in Southern California. A trust fund is being set up through his CalTrans
family, from whom he loved and was employed for over 20 years. 
He will be missed, but his spirit will always remain in the Eastern
Sierra, and in the hearts of the lives he touched.