- 60 years old
- Year of birth: 1955
- Year of passing: 2016
Emil was a dear friend and a loving member of our Clear-Com family. He was customer service savy and ready with both answers and a smile in his voice. Not only will Emil be missed but his years of Clear-Com "how to experience" simply cannot be replaced. Our family is richer for having known and worked with Emil.
So long good friend, Emil Leon Matignon. Charlene and I will miss your wonderful smile, and that great laugh. Thank you for being my friend; since our days growing up on Hardwick Ave., in Piedmont, CA. It was a blessing that we reunited, over 10 years ago, at the Chaparral Barber Shop, in Piedmont. I will also miss the lunches and dinners that we shared at various Chinese restaurants!!
Going to sorely miss Elmo. I have known him since the 70's, playing boogie blues rock N roll in the bars in Martinez Ca. as well as various parties . In Later years, we got together and each built a bassman amplifier, which we had a ball doing together as well as sitting around the living room, him on bass and me on harmonica just happily jamming for hours , Gonna miss ya bro big time KJW
One of the biggest hearts I have ever known, hard to believe he had such a challenge with his physical heart! Like a brother, Emil would do anything for someone he was loyal to. He was gifted in ways many people may not know and I often called him Swami Elmo because he could see spirits and connect with them. I am sure he is with so many of them now and his parents and his old flame, Terri
Emil was my neighbor growing up on Hardwick Ave. in Piedmont. I spent many after schools hours playing baseball with Randall while Emil was talking to people on his ham radio. I was always sure that if anyone was going to make contact with martians in outer space, it would be Emil. The Matignon family will always hold a special place in my heart.
Sorry to hear of Emil's passing. I worked with him for ~7 years. At least once a week we went to eat at Fat Burger (Al's Burgers) in Albany. He told me many crazy tales, most involved wine and Tilden Park (ha).
I'll miss that big hearted man and will be sure to let Keef know about his passing (as Curtis said "wine and Tilden Park" though IIRC the Keith encounter was in Piedmont). We worked together at Clear-Com from 1995-2004; he was a great mentor and partner in the early days as well a fun musician.
Oh my larger than life best friend... I miss you so much bud. Coming up on your birthday (May 1st) the day before mine. We always celebrated each other's birthdays. We met through ham radio in 1969 and we were always in each others lives from then on. I think about you every day big guy. I hope you are having fun playing your bass every day and tweaking the audio to make it perfect...
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