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1937 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John Johnny Padilla Obituary
John "Johnny" Padilla May 25, 1937 - September 4, 2013 He went to his eternal home to meet his Lord and Savior. He was born to Lucas and Panfila C. Padilla in Rowen, California. He attended and graduated from Our Lady of Guadalupe School and went to Garces Memorial High School and graduated from Bakersfield High School. In 1956 he married Jo Ann Sotelo, a year later they moved to Santa Ana, California. John was preceded in death by his parents Lucas and Panfilla C. Padilla; grandson Robert Molina; sisters Ascension Martinez (husband Atonacio), Eleonor Marquez (husband Javier), Rosie Marquez (husband David), Nellie Pena; and brother Jess "Chuy" Padilla. He is survived by his sons John Padilla II (wife Vicky), Steven (wife Judy), Lucas Padilla; daughters Yvonne Kong (Sunda Sam), Annette MacCarthy (husband Michael); his brother Lius Padilla (wife Dolores); his sisters Nettie Sanchez (husband Juan), Evelyn Montanio (husband Felix) and Teresa Padilla; brother in law Paul Pena, sister in law Consuelo Padilla; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Johnny leaves us with everlasting fond memories. It can be said that he was steady and faithful to his faith and great love for family. We will miss his constant presence in our lives forever. Johnny's final resting place will be in Santa Ana, California. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 6, 2013
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