Friday, November 5, 2010

OBITUARY: Charlie Padilla

Charlie Padilla, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Belen, NM. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Lora Padilla of Socorro, NM; his daughter, Patricia Sanchez and husband, Andrew of Socorro; his sons, Ricky Padilla and wife, Sally of Wyoming; Roger Padilla and wife, Irene of Albuquerque, NM; his step children, Walter Robinson and wife, Laverne of Socorro; Arthur Rice Jr. of Socorro; Peter Rice and wife, Shelley of Socorro; and Debby Shak and husband, Peter of California; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and his brothers, Iris Padilla and wife, Ruby of Albuquerque; and Johnny Padilla and wife, Flora of Albuquerque.
Charlie was a lifelong resident of Socorro and a retired Postmaster after over 30 years of service.
He was a member of San Miguel Catholic Church and a Veteran of WWII, serving with the US Army.
Charlie was an avid golfer, loved playing cards, and enjoyed dancing and socializing with friends and neighbors. He enjoyed being with his family at family gatherings.
Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine (Abdalla) Padilla in 1992; two sons, Albert Padilla; and Kenny Padilla; and one sister Lottie Baros. A Memorial Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 8:30 am at the San Miguel Catholic Church followed by a Memorial Mass of Resurrection with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will take place in the Lemitar Cemetery, Lemitar, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services will be taken care of by Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield  Socorro, NM  87801 (575) 835-1530.

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