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IN MEMORIAM

Raul Vicente Mata January 13, 1971–May 15, 2020

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aul V. Mata, 49, passed away unexpectedly in his home on May 15. He worked for Freeman for more than 20 years as the Freeman labor trailer timekeeper at the LVCC. Co-worker Kevin Dugan remembers, “I think that his mostused quote was ‘I don’t have you on my list. Are you sure you’re supposed to be HERE?’ 99 percent of the time he’d find a spot for you, even if you weren’t ‘on the list’.” Former co-worker and current TLS Sr. Acct. Exec. Cameo Stancliff says, “Raul was a reliable and dependable employee who was always on time and helped keep the labor trailer running smooth and always had a smile on his face.” Denise Segarra shares that “Raul was a loving brother, dad, cousin and friend. He had a big heart, always funny outgoing friendly and a good person to work with. Raul, you will truly be missed by everyone.” He was born in Chicago and remained an avid Chicago fan— loving the White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and da Bears. He loved to draw and loved music of almost every genre. He was always willing to help people in need, no questions asked. He loved to make people laugh and smile and was known as the Candy Man by the kids in the family with how much he loved it himself. He was predeceased by his father Vicente and his fiancée Heather Cantrell. He is survived by his grandmother Ramona Ybarra, his mother Sylvia, his siblings Jenny and Mel, his children: Raul, Emillio, Matteo Mata and Maia Cantrell, his grandchildren: Luis, Angie and Aaliyah Mata, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance open to the public will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Affordable Cremation and Burial Services, 2127 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102. To share a photo or memory in his online guest book, please visit www.affordablecbs.com/obituary/raul-mata. Raul with his sons Matteo and Emillio

Samanta Sabita Arjune

Sam with country singer Aaron Watson and with her parents and brothers

April 21, 1971–May 26, 2020

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ormer Exhibit City News office administrator, Samanta Arjune, passed away on May 26 from complications related to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. She had been in and out of the hospital since she suffered a gunshot wound in the leg during the tragedy on October 1, 2017. Dalene Threeton, EDPA Las Vegas chapter executive board member, wrote on Facebook that “she and I bonded over country music, Don Svehla stories and elephants. A perfect friendship—we could go weeks and not speak and pick right back up where we left off.” Another friend, Lesa VandenHeuvel, wrote in Sam’s online guest book, “The world has lost a truly amazing person with a beautiful soul. RIP Sam Arjune, you touched so many lives and hearts and will truly be missed. Now you are holding hands with the other 59 we lost from 1 Oct. Not as a victim but as the fighter you were and the true meaning of #VegasStrong. Thank you for being such a good friend and special person in my son Kirk Engel’s life.”

Samanta's services were held May 31. To leave a memory in her online guestbook, visit www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/las-vegas-nv/ samanta-arjune-9200263 @ExhibitCityNews

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