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Pantaleon “Pete” Padron
March 13, 1934-November 22, 2019
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Pantaleon “Pete” Padron passed away peacefully in his home Friday, November 22, at the age of 85, after complications from a recent fall.  
   Pete was born in Spreckelsville, Maui, the son of Filipino immigrants Manuel Padron and Florencia Madamba.  He attended Maui High, and later Delta College.  He joined the US Army in 1956, and spent the next 21 years as a Food Inspector.  He was stationed in Bordeaux, France, where met the love of his life Maria Casanova, on a blind date in Madrid.  They were married for 49 years, until Maria’s untimely passing in 2008.  After the birth of their first daughter Florence in 1960, Pete was transferred to Oahu, where their second daughter Jennifer was born in 1963.  In the early 70’s, Pete had assignments in Denmark, Romania, and the Presidio, before finishing his military career in 1977 at the Tracy Defense Depot.  Pete bought a home in Manteca in 1976, where his daughters attended East Union.  After military retirement, Pete worked at the Tracy Defense Depot as a Quality Auditor until 1994.  He and Maria were active members of St Anthony’s Catholic Church since 1976, and prominent in the St. Vincent De Paul Society, Young Men’s Institute, and Knights of Columbus.  
   He is survived by his daughter Jennifer of Atlanta, brothers Jose (Luisa) of Honolulu and Juan (Margaret) of Las Vegas.  He was preceded in death by his wife Maria, daughter Florence Baker (Scott) of Petaluma, and brother Flor (Louella).
   A funeral mass will be held for Pete at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Manteca at 11:00 a.m, Friday December 6, and preceded by a viewing at 10:00 a.m.  An internment with Military Honors is scheduled at St. John’s Cemetery in Escalon after the funeral mass.  A reception at Chez Shari (at Manteca Park Golf Course at 305 N. Union Road) will begin at 1:00 p.m.  A rosary will be held at Park View Memorial Chapel, at 3661 French .Camp Road, Manteca at 5 p.m on Thursday, December 5.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Anthony’s St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin  

Tuesday, December 3, 2019