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PADILLA -- Eloy (Duke)Padilla, age 74, a resident of Jarales, peacefully passed away, after a brief battle with cancer, on Monday, July 12, 2010. Surrounded by his family, and beloved companion of ten years. He was preceded in death by his father, Trinidad Padilla; mother, Gertrudita Padilla; brothers, Avaristo Padilla, Maximino Padilla, Felix Padilla; and sister Josefita Mascarena. Survived by his only remaining brother, Florian Padilla of Jarales; his companion, Mary J. Montoya and family; the mother of his four children, Laura C. Padilla; three of his sons, Peter Paul Padilla, wife Loretta C. Padilla, Ron Victor Padilla, Frank M. Padilla; and one daughter, Sandy Mae Padilla; his four grandchildren, Elijah J. Padilla and wife Shaylyn, Rebekah R. Padilla, Rachel J. Padilla and Paul F. Padilla; and several loving nephews and nieces. He served two years in Korea, worked for the Corp. of Engineers and retired from the US Postal Service and currently worked part time for the Belen Public Transport. He spent most of his free time farming in Jarales and building homes. He enjoyed music, singing gospel songs, and rancheritas and serving his Lord and Savior and spreading the good news of the Gospel. The family of Eloy would like to give a special Thank you to the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, NM for the exceptional care they provided. All services will be held at Calvary Chapel of the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Riverside Funeral Home of Belen, 418 W Reinken Ave., where an online guest register is available at: www.riversideofbelen.com
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