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Matthew Santos Ray Diaz

August 24, 1994 January 18, 2019
Matthew Santos Ray Diaz
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Obituary for Matthew Santos Ray Diaz

Matthew Santos Ray Diaz, 24, of Nipomo, CA passed away on January 18, 2019 while skateboarding on Frontage Road in Nipomo.
Matthew was born in Santa Maria, California on August 24, 1994. He was raised in Nipomo and his home church was Yo En Dios Y Dios En Mi, in Nipomo.

He will be remembered for his unique laugh, passion for skateboarding, filming YouTube videos under “Skate With Friends”, “ Matt’s Clips” and “Phat Pile Friends”. His second home was the Nipomo Rec. Center.

Matthew is survived by his mother Elaine Manriquez, father Chrispen Diaz, grandmother Frances De La Cruz, brother Chrispen Jr., nephew Ezekiel, sister Cheyenne and nephew Kaisen.

He is also survived by Rev. David Manriquez, wife Dolores and their children; Denise, Mercedes, David Jr. and Samuel. Pastor John Cantu, wife Nancy and their children; Juan, Juanita, niece Calypso, Emmanuel, nephew Morrissey and Ariel. The Abadia Family, Dazo Family and De La Cruz Family. His friends; Kale, Cheeks, Nick, Vince, Dillion, Daniel and many

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents and founders of Yo En Dios Y Dios En Mi Church of Nipomo, Rev. Manuel and Joana Manriquez; grandfather Santos Diaz, and Uncle Ricardo Abadia. Along with numerous aunts and uncles.

A service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Chapel of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, Santa Maria.

Flowers are welcomed.
Matthew loved bright, hippie colors.

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