Eleustricimo Padama Leo Pilon(1925 - 2014)

PILON Eleustricimo Padama Leo Pilon, 88, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on April 5, 2014. He was a devoted father, beloved Papa, and dedicated Veteran. Born April 25, 1925 in Burgos, Pangasinan, of the Philippine Islands, during WWII he served as a scout for the Philippine Guerrilla Forces against the Japanese. Followed by his enlistment into the U.S. Navy where he proudly dedicated 29 years of service then retired as Chief Petty Officer E7. In 1969 he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Upon retirement he lived in his longtime home in Pensacola, Florida. In 2012, he became a resident of Jacksonville residing at Heritage Crossings Assisted Living Facility. He was a very kind, generous, and loving gentleman. He loved gardening and sharing his harvest with neighbors, friends and family. Also enjoyed fishing, gambling junkets, and sharing lots of fun, food, laughs with family and friends. Survivors include his daughters, Isabel Nani (Seaborn) O'Quinn, Mabel Moani Lima, sons, Edgar Dale (Carmen) Pilon, Herbert Burt (Kelly) Pilon; and eight loving grandchildren, Chadwick Gall, Michael Gall, Jessica Gall (Tyler) Ring, Melanie Lima, Malie Lima, Erica Martinez, Kianna Pilon, Noah Pilon, Chad O'Quinn, Courtney O'Quinn, Michael (Tia) Whalen, Jacob Whalen, and six great-grandchildren, Alani and Leia Ring, Kaleigh and Savannah Whalen, Taylor and Brady Whalen. And many fond friends. Memorial services were conducted in a private family gathering, with an official Veteran's Memorial Service planned for September. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor to be made to Community Hospice McGraw Center for Caring, 4715 Worrall Way Jacksonville, FL 32224. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online, please visit at www.hardage-giddensbeacheschapel.com. HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 10, 2014