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Epifanio Aysip Padua

February 1, 1936 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Epifanio Aysip Padua, age 79, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015 while dancing with friends in San Diego, California.

Born February 1, 1936 in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines where he spent his childhood years. He enlisted in the US Navy and served for over 20 years. He traveled extensively while in the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1987. After which he continued to work at North Island in mechanical engineering for about another 15 years, before he finally retired in 2002.

He along with his wife lived in several places...

Epifanio Aysip Padua, age 79, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015 while dancing with friends in San Diego, California.

Born February 1, 1936 in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines where he spent his childhood years. He enlisted in the US Navy and served for over 20 years. He traveled extensively while in the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1987. After which he continued to work at North Island in mechanical engineering for about another 15 years, before he finally retired in 2002.

He along with his wife lived in several places in the US before finally settling in San Diego. He loved to bowl and was an enthusiastic accomplished ballroom dancer. After his retirement he remained very active up until his sudden passing. At one time he was an avid karaoke singer and would sing daily. He bowled and danced every week, oftentimes more. He participated in several bowling leagues, including a tournament. He also took professional dance lessons and even performed with his dance group in venues around town. He also loved all five of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. "Papa" as he was called was very proud of even their simplest accomplishment and would attend their many games and performances.

He is survived by his children Jerilyn (Matty) Reyes and Cheryl (Desse) Basto; grandchildren Derece Basto, Madelyn Reyes, Sierra Ava Reyes, Dre Basto, Calia Alyse Basto; siblings Germana Padua of the Philippines, Leticia Padua of England, Anita Padua of Chicago, Illinois and Conrado Padua of the Philippines. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Carmelita Padua, parents Pablo and Fortunata Padua; brother Emilio Padua and sister Fausta Velasquez.

Visitation - Glen Abbey Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902
April 6, 2015 from 5-9
April 7, 2015 from 5-9 pm; Vigil Service at 6pm

Funeral Mass - Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 450 Corral Canyon Rd, Bonita, Ca April 8, 2015 at 10am