Christopher Padilla

March 12, 1901December 1, 2012
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Christopher "Chris" Padilla was born to Robert "Max" Padilla and Sallie (Acosta) Padilla in San Fernando, California in 1961. Chris grew up in Barrio Logan and City Heights, graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in 1978. While at Hoover he participated in football, track and wrestling. He served as ASB President his senior year. He went on to the University of Southern California where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in 1982. While at USC he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and President of his Pledge Class. After graduation, he was employed with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in San Diego where he quickly rose through the ranks and became Sales Manager. In 1997, he founded Interface Inc., an internet-based mail services business that developed the proprietary software program, iMailTracking. The business was later sold to Atlanta-based Prommis Solutions, LLC where Chris served as Vice President and Director of West Coast Ancillary Services. Chris believed in giving back to his community. He served on the Planning Commission of the City of La Mesa in the early '90s. He also believed that mentoring youth was imperative in helping them achieve success. Over the years he coached Pop Warner Football, flag-football at St. Martin of Tours Academy, and high school football at St. Augustine High School. In recent years he established the Padilla Family Foundation and made the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) its' first beneficiary. Chris served on the Board of Directors and assisted with preparing youth for college. Additionally, he was recently honored with the Hoover High School Distinguished Alumni Award for his philanthropic work with the school. Chris lost his battle with cancer which was diagnosed only earlier this year. He passed peacefully on December 1, 2012 surrounded by family.

Chris is survived by his high school sweetheart Margaret Archuleta Padilla and their two children Alexander and Samantha; his grandmother Gloria Acosta; his parents Max and Sallie; his brothers Anthony and Richard "Rick" (Josephine Rallo); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held on December 15, 2012 at the Church of St. Luke, 1980 Hillsdale Road, El Cajon, CA 92019. Internment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego, CA.

A special memorial has been set up to honor Chris. Contributions may be made to the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) at Click on the 'Donate Now' tab then scroll down to Chris'Memorial. Checks may be sent to BLCI, 1807 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113.


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February 13, 2018

Love you, miss you. Another birthday that you should have been here to enjoy. We all said a prayer for you today... Mom


February 5, 2018

Sincerest condolences for your loss. May precious memories of your dear loved one, along with encouraging words such as those found at John 11: 25 & 26 be of comfort to your family.

Alicia Palomino

December 3, 2015

In Memory of My Fellow Classmate...

December 1, 2015

Miss you so much!

Alicia Palomino

February 4, 2015

Our Prayers Are With Your Family & Friends Always.
The Palomino Families.

December 1, 2014

Two years gone. My memories of you help carry me through. I LOVE YOU son.

July 20, 2014

It doesn't get any easier and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I was blessed with the greatest father a daughter could ask for.

May 17, 2014

Son, today your son graduates from college!! We are all extremely proud of him as you would have been. We will feel your presence as we celebrate this joyful occasion. Love Mom

February 12, 2014

Today is the date God gave you to us and for that,I am eternally grateful! This second birthday celebration without you is still a very bittersweet day. I LOVE YOU....Mom

December 1, 2013

Still missed, still loved and very dear. This year has been very lonely. Mom