Couple Name

Joseph Paul Padilla

Beloved Husband Father & Grandfather

May 27th, 1945 - Sept. 19th 2015

His Story

Born May 27th 1945
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The early years...

Joseph Paul Padilla was born May 27, 1945 in San Diego, CA where he was raised by his parents Librado Padilla and Maria Luisa Corona. He had five siblings, Francis who died as an infant, Marian, Dolores and Frank. As a child Joe loved to go to the boys club & the local rec center where he enjoyed swimming & dancing. Joe attended Emerson Elemtary, Memorial Jounior High and San Diego High School where graduated in 1963. After high school, Joe became a tuna fisherman and traveled the South Americas. Soon after Joe was drafted into The United States Army and was deployed to Vietnam where he did two years of duty. After returning home he met his soon to be wife.

My Family
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My Family, My Life!

Joe met Elena Flores and they were married on November 10, 1967. Joe & Elena had two children Joseph Jr. and Teresa. Joe was very involved with his kids as he drove and attended most all of thier activities, football and band competitions. Joe worked two jobs to support the family. He worked at General Dynamics (Convair) for 29 years as a machinist and also worked at Vonderay Moving Co for 10. Joe enjoyed visiting family in San Diego and San Francisco where his sister Marian lived. Joe & Elena both returned to college to further thier studies.

Life is Beautiful
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My Family Legacy Continues!

Joe's biggest contribution to his family was the support he gave to his grandchidren. Joe spent most of his time driving to see and support his grandclidren at all of thier functions. Joe loved to coach and give advise on how to improve one's self. Joe continued to visit his family as much as he could after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. Joe's biggest pleasure was to see his whole family together, spending time eating and talking with eachother. Joe had a loving heart and was a very kind and loyal soul. He was an amazing and loving man, husband, father, and grandfather. His family and friends will always love and cherish him.

In Loving Memory


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Funeral Services


Friday, October 2nd, 2015
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Glen Abbey Mortuary Chapel
3838 Bonita Rd / Bonita, CA 91902


Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The Little Chapel of Roses at Glen Abbey
3838 Bonita Rd / Bonita, CA 91902

Burial Ceremony:

Funeral Procession to Holy Cross Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Drive / San Diego, CA 92102

Immediately Following Burial Ceremony


The Venue at Eastlake
871 Showroom Place / Chula Vista, CA 91914


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