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Matthew Dean Shallenberger, age 45, passed away peacefully at his home, having lost his 13-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Born in Watsonville, California, Matt attended schools in and around Santa Cruz County. Prior to his illness, he held a career in transportation logistics. He loved the outdoors, politics and watching the stock market. Matt was a lifelong Oakland Raiders, A's and NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his son, Nicholas Shallenberger; daughter, Liliana De la Riva; his father, Charles Shallenberger; mother and step-father, Gloria and Martin Gonzalez; brother, Jerry Shallenberger (Ana); sisters, Debra Shallenberger, Cathy Howard (John), Monica Jones, Lorraine Carranco (Juan) and Veronica Shallenberger. He also leaves behind numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Matthew will forever be loved and dearly missed – may he finally rest in peace.

Service will be held on at 1:00 pm Monday, May 8, 2017 at Mehl's Colonial Chapel 222 E. Lake Ave. Watsonville, California 95076. A celebration of life will be held immediately following at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1960 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, California 95019

Memorial donations can be made to ALS Research Golden West Chapter.

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