OBITUARY

Jamil Cadena Padcayan

November 25, 1976April 4, 2021
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Jamil Cadena Padcayan, age 44, of Chula Vista, California passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Jamil was born November 25, 1976.

A visitation for Jamil will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.humphreymortuary.com for the Padcayan family.

Services

14 April

Visitation

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista

Serenity Chapel

753 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

14 April

Military Honors & Celebration of Life

4:00 pm

 

Military Honors under the direction of the United States Navy

Memories

Jamil Cadena Padcayan

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Ray & Joy Shepherd

April 13, 2021

Our condolences to the Family.

Thank you for your military service Brother. Rest In Peace Shipmate... for we now have the watch.

Ingat.

Leo Aquino

April 13, 2021

I first met Jamil near the beginning of our 8th grade year, in math class. He had just moved to Japan from New Jersey. That day, he brought a copy of the comic catalog, 'Previews', to class and we hit it off almost immediately thanks to our shared love of nerdy pop culture stuff. Comics and anime, video games, music and movies, Japanese pop culture; we got into it all throughout our teenage years. Jamil was always at the forefront; always aware of whatever cool thing was coming down the line before I or any of our other friends had any clue. His taste was impeccable; I can't count how many future favorite things he introduced me to. And though I considered myself the artist of our group, I often wished I had his wit and creativity.

After Japan, our friendship continued into air mail correspondence through our college years, where I looked forward to his detailing of his soap-opera like college life in the Philippines. Then emails and IMs during our early career years, when he'd talk about how much he hated being in the Navy. Then finally annual trips to Comic Con when he made his way to So Cal, with his family joining him a few years later. Regrettably, our contact over the last decade or so has been sporadic. But when I last visited him a few years ago, it felt like we were picking up again right where we left off.

I'll miss all the hours of hanging out and talking life, art and culture that we had in years past and that should've been coming well into the future. Rest well, old friend.

Rhoderick Arciaga

April 13, 2021

Three years ago, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Jamil in Baguio- the city where we first met. At our last stop to cap the day, we found that the doors weren't opening for another three hours. I suggested we wait at a nearby cafe, to which he said, "or we can sit on this bench and enjoy the foggy mountain view." I knew this was his way of saying he enjoyed talking no matter where we went.

I always looked forward to talks with Jamil. While the city where we became friends changed- the cafes that we found inviting are gone, the bars where he would freely do his robot dance had made their last calls for the night several years ago- our friendship remained the same. Distance and time meant we couldn't hang out as often, but the conversations when we saw each other never skipped a beat, continuing where we left off as if we had just seen each other the day before.

These conversations, down to the smallest details, are what I remember about Jamil. During college, he kept a small notebook in his back pocket (together with a tiny plastic bag of chili peppers in his wallet and his "emergency TP") and he would jot down notes of the conversations with friends and the random quirks of life. He wrote these notes with a clear, plastic barreled pen; visible inside he kept a strand of Noren's hair wrapped around the ink tube. We enjoyed the same films and books so I always imagined that he held on to the dream of someday writing a screenplay or the next great novel inspired by these experiences he documented. Whatever Jamil made from his notes, I know the greatest story he created was the years he shared with his friends and family in all its simplicity regardless of time or place. For him, the setting was circumstantial while the substance was in the characters he let into his story. It was about being together, sharing thoughts and ideas without reservation, genuinely appreciating the bonds he made. He wrote this story very well, etched in my mind to cherish always.

Elsie Sangduyan

April 12, 2021

Our cousin Jamil is raised in good hands by his loving parents, he have grown as an obedient boy untill he have grown n was able to earn a career, luckily he was able to meet a lovely young lady whom he loved & have children they raised, never have we heard Jamil being involved to any bad deeds from his birth until his last moment, he's a simple, adorable and God fearing man, you're a good example to us and we cherished you, we love you and your family as well๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™, Anyway, I only meet you during your wedding and during the wake of Uncle, I've never had the courage to talk with you but I felt you are there, it's just us who are very shy to approach you, now we feel sorry not being able to reach you out, my fault ๐Ÿ˜”, this time, its a lesson learned, {no kasapulan gayam nga kasao ti kabsat ti mabiit nga oras nfa nagsabatan ket aramuden ta han nga ammo ti biag, awan to ti pagbabawyan,} tomorrow is a sunny day, let's keep in touch Sister Noreen, our hugs๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Marlon Sabangan

April 12, 2021

I first met him in our uncestral house in Samat Bugallon Pangasinan. I was 11 by that time very young. he has big muscles at that time because he just came back from Navy mission in the US. It was very funny because it was very difficult for me to speak in english at that time but I did my best to converse with Jamil we talked a lot about his rescue assignment in the US.
I only saw him twice in person but always be a Family...
So Long Brother...

Phillip Borja

April 9, 2021

I always loved sitting down with Jamil and having a conversation with him. It was like opening an unlabeled box and discovering a wonderful surprise inside. He reminded me of the Hulk ... strong-looking jaw, short hair, and had a love for Comic Con. Maybe I will be fortunate enough in the next life to continue our conversations. Phill Borja

Ryan Michael Rufino

April 7, 2021

My deepest condolence to you Noren and the love ones that Jamil left behind.. I will always remember how your love together bloom to something beautiful and inspiring.. Praying to the Lord to give you more strength.. I know Jamil will always watch you from heaven.

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