11-7-21, Matthew Henry Phillip Read, 65

Born in the United Kingdom, Matthew was a longtime resident of Ojai. Known to many as the “British gentleman at Bank of America” in town.  Matthew made many friends in Ojai and beyond.

After a battle with cancer, Matthew transitioned peacefully with family nearby.

Matthew is survived by his partner, Ginnie McGovern of Paso Robles, his sisters, Sarah Moloney and Helen Harley, and daughter Meghan Mysa of the UK.

He is also survived by three sons, James Mallinson, Kyle Mallinson-Read and Cameron Mallinson-Read of Ventura, as well as by three wonderful grandchildren.

Matthew was an avid animal lover. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Ojai Valley Humane Society, in his name.

To give please call 805-646-6505. He will be missed by many who loved him.

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