In memory of
Armando B. "Joe" Padilla
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In memory of
Armando B. "Joe" Padilla
GALESBURG - Armando B. "Joe" Padilla, 72, Galesburg, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the emergency room at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Joe was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Chicago, the son of Jose Navarro and Isabelle (Casillas) Padilla. He married Pamela Jean Nelson on Dec. 26, 1967, in Galesburg. They were married for 51 years; she survives. Joe is also survived by two daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Roberts of Abingdon and Amy (Paul) Kosby of San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving Joe are two brothers, Anthony (Hope) Padilla and Richard Padilla; and four sisters, Sally Ponce, Jennie (Lupe) Vasquez, Mary Jo Schaefer and Elizabeth (David) Ewing, all of Galesburg. Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by three brothers, Manuel, Edward "Eddie" and Jesus "Pato" Padilla; two sisters, Helen Guerrero and Frances Cervantez; one grandson, William Spratt; and several nieces and nephews. Joe attended schools in Galesburg, graduating in 1965. He worked at Maytag for 36 years, retiring Dec. 31, 2003. After retiring from Maytag, he worked for Goodwill in Galesburg for 11 years, retiring in 2014. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing music and had been since he was a teenager, playing in many bands over the years, including The Crystals, Joe Padilla and Co., and Bits and Pieces. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No visitation is planned. Joe's funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Patrick's Church in Galesburg. Rev. William T. Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Milk Fund of Knox County, c/o Shirley Taylor, 724 W. First St., Galesburg, or to St. Patrick's Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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In memory of
Armando B. "Joe" Padilla
GALESBURG - Armando B. "Joe" Padilla, 72, Galesburg, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the emergency room at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Joe was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Chicago, the son of Jose Navarro and Isabelle (Casillas) Padilla. He married Pamela Jean Nelson on Dec. 26, 1967, in Galesburg. They were married for 51 years; she survives. Joe is also survived by two daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Roberts of Abingdon and Amy (Paul) Kosby of San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving Joe are two brothers, Anthony (Hope) Padilla and Richard Padilla; and four sisters, Sally Ponce, Jennie (Lupe) Vasquez, Mary Jo Schaefer and Elizabeth (David) Ewing, all of Galesburg. Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by three brothers, Manuel, Edward "Eddie" and Jesus "Pato" Padilla; two sisters, Helen Guerrero and Frances Cervantez; one grandson, William Spratt; and several nieces and nephews. Joe attended schools in Galesburg, graduating in 1965. He worked at Maytag for 36 years, retiring Dec. 31, 2003. After retiring from Maytag, he worked for Goodwill in Galesburg for 11 years, retiring in 2014. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing music and had been since he was a teenager, playing in many bands over the years, including The Crystals, Joe Padilla and Co., and Bits and Pieces. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No visitation is planned. Joe's funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Patrick's Church in Galesburg. Rev. William T. Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Milk Fund of Knox County, c/o Shirley Taylor, 724 W. First St., Galesburg, or to St. Patrick's Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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Galesburg, IL 61401
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