Cindy Matoba, the sunshine of our lives, was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 28, 1961. She grew up in the South Bay where she touched so many lives with her kindness. Cindy left us on January 1st, 2009 at the age of 47. Cindy earned her bachelor's degree in business from Cal State Long Beach in 1984. Following graduation, she worked her entire professional career at Ducommun Aerostructures as a business manager. Cindy enjoyed attending church service, scrapbooking, collecting rubber stamps, making crafts, attending live theater, reading, traveling, helping others, but most of all, spending time with family and friends. Cindy was loved by so many people, especially her family. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Wayne Matoba, the joy of her life, son Justin (9); her mother, Dorothy Ishigaki; step-father, Kaz Ishigaki; brothers, Noel, Ron and Dennis Chun; sister-in-laws, Suzie and Sandra; and all six nieces and nephews. She was the only daughter of her late father, George M. Chun. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Cindy will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday January 14, 2009 from 4:30 to 8pm. A memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance on Thursday January 15 at 5pm for family and friends of Cindy. A private burial will take place at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday January 16. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance, Children's Ministry with "In Memory of Cindy Matoba" in the memo section.

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  1. Wayne, I am so sorry for your lost and you know you have my deepest sympathy. Hanging in there!!! We all miss you at work and hope to see you soon.

  2. Wayne, I was deeply saddened to learn about your wife’s passing. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, Robert Tran

  3. Dear Dorothy, Kaz, Noel, Ron and Dennis, The news of Cindy’s untimely passing deeply saddens me, and my family & I share in your loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to you, and extend my thoughts and prayers to Wayne & Justin. May The Lord provide you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Edwin, Maria & Andre Panis Zanderijlaan 16 2242 GV Wassenaar The Netherlands

  4. Wayne & Justin… Chris Voltarel, Michelle Monge and I worked with Cindy at AHF from 1995 to 2000. I still have pictures of Christmas luncheons at AHF when Justin was just a baby. We were all shocked and saddened by Cindy’s sudden passing. May you find comfort in the memory of all the joy you shared. God bless you both. In friendship — Jeri, Chris & Michelle

  5. Wayne, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you and give you more strength in this sorrow time. Madeleine Nguyen Bank of America/Foreign Currency Los Angeles

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