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Padilla, Gilbert



Gilbert Padilla entered into rest peacefully, Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 84 with family by his side. Born July 1, 1931 in Manuelitas, New Mexico to Fulgencio and Alicia Padilla; he was Thirteenth generation born in New Mexico.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Zelima and later in the Naval Reserves. In 1956, Mr. Padilla married former wife Lucy Herrera of Espanola, NM. He was an electrician and small business owner; he resided most of his life in Albuquerque, NM and San Leandro, CA.

Survivors include two daughters, Cecelia Fritz and Elizabeth Padilla; two sisters, Raquel Morgia and Modesta DeLaRosa; his granddaughter Jessica Fluent; and his two great- granddaughters.

He will be laid to rest on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 1, 2016
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