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PALLADINI--David. David Palladini, widely renowned artist and illustrator, and regarded as one of thecountry's most recognized astrological art illustrators, passed away on March 13, 2019 after a long illness at his home in Corona Del Mar, California at the age of 72. Some of his most widely held work includes the illustrations from Stephen King's best-selling book, "Eyes of the Dragon", and numerous children's books, including the Jane Yolen series. His iconic astrological Aquarian & Palladini Tarot card art decks remain the most frequently preferred tarot card decks worldwide. Born April 1, 1946 at the end of World War II in the war-depleted Northern Italian village of Roteglia, Italy, David and his older brother Bill immigrated to the United States with their parents, Aldo and Ada in 1948. They settled in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois where David thrived academically and received a college scholarship to the prestigious Pratt Institute Art School in Brooklyn, New York. At the end of college, he accepted the position as the official photographer and cultural olympiad illustrator of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. During the next 25+ years, David lived in New York City and built an astounding resume and reputation as one of countries finest illustrators of commercial art, as well as fine art, including books, magazines, media, film, and astrology. He later moved to the Hamptons, New York, then Jamaica, and the south of France, where he continued to pursue his lifetime love of art and painting. He returned to the U.S. in 2003 and settled in Newport Beach, California. He continued to illustrate, paint and authored several books about his travels and life as an artist. David is survived by his oldest brother Bill, of Sonoma, California, younger brother Mario from Rolling Hills Estates, California, as well as sisters-in-law Carol and Maureen, his niece Angela and nephews, Daniel, Doug, Jeff and Michael Palladini. He spent seven of the last 16 years in California with his loving life partner, Dr. Margreta Klaussen. Private services will be held in early May at Pacific View Mausoleum in Corona Del Mar, CA.

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Published in New York Times on Mar. 23, 2019.
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March 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the Lord be with all of you.
~2 Thessalonians 3:16
March 28, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Palladini. May God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn continue to comfort you during these difficult times. (Isaiah 61:1, 2).
March 28, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support from loved ones, family, friends and fans. We will appreciate and cherish David's work forever. R.I.P
Mme. WooWoo
March 23, 2019
Dear Family & Friends,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. May you cherish the time that you spent with each other and keep the memories close in your hearts & minds. Psalm 145:17-19.
March 23, 2019
To the family of David Pallladini. Very sorry for your loss. We are told that at times such as these to Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15; JF
March 23, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29.11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength. DM
March 23, 2019
With our deepest sympathy to the Palladini Family from your former neighbors on Greenwood in HP. We will always remember your wonderful brother and family. Love and prayers.
Fran and Bruce Santi/Giangiorgi
March 22, 2019
When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may those cherished memories of a life well lived and God's promise at ( John 6:40) bring you a measure of comfort and peace during this time of deep sorrow.
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