DeYoung Memorial Chapel

601 N California St, Stockton, CA


David C. Padilla

April 20, 1926August 31, 2019

David Clifford Padilla was born on April 20, 1926 and entered into eternal rest on August 31, 2019. He leaves behind his wife Florentina Padilla, 5 children, 5 stepchildren, 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. David’s biggest blessing was his family. David was preceded in death by his parents Nickolas & Candelaria Padilla, 12 siblings, and his first wife Rose Padilla. He has many surviving nieces, nephews, and friends. David loved traveling, sports, horse racing, and he was very involved in the community. He retired as President of the Teamsters Union Local 601 in 1987. He was a member of the STARS program through the Sherriff department. In 1983, he was appointed by the Governor to the San Joaquin County Fair Board where he served for 12 years. In the 1980’s he was appointed to the Industrial Welfare Commission and was a Jury Foreman for the San Joaquin County Grand Jury. He was also a board member for the Stockton Crime Stoppers. Starting in the 70’s, he was a member of the Babe Ruth and Semi-Pro Baseball leagues, manager of the Jack O’Keefe Babe Ruth Program and Commissioner of the Cal-Mex Baseball League. He was also a past president of the Mexican American Golf Association. He was recently inducted into the Mexican-American Hall of Fame.


  • Stephen Trujillo
  • Michael Trujillo
  • David Trujillo
  • Raymond Maestas
  • Chris Kudenov
  • Anthony Padilla
  • Nick Padilla



  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019


  • Committal


David C. Padilla

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Michael & Rita Padilla

September 8, 2019

There is so much to say about my Uncle David, but if you had to some it up it would be family. His family was what he lived for. On our frequent lunches the subject was always about family, he always kept me up to date on all of his grandkids and then it would be a talk on the history of our family. He had a huge heart and it seemed many people from his years as a union president came to him for advice and help even years after his retirement. He always did everything he could to help. I heard such wonderful stories of vacations he had with his family over the years. One he told me about many times was a trip he and Tina took in a train across Canada. He loved his food and I have many wonderful memories of meals at his home but most of all he was my lunch buddy. He would come to the court house and we would go have Cocido. I will miss our talks. Love You Uncle David


September 5, 2019

To The Padilla family, We am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Padilla, We are sending Patty & the family our deepest condolences. May Mr. Padilla Rest In Peace. God bless you all, Julie & Cora Moreno

Linda Alvarez

September 5, 2019

As a little girl 2 yrs old i was lucky enough to be the daughter of Roy & Martha Alvarez who lived next door to the Padilla Family. From that day forward we were Family. My Uncle Dave was a loving family Man who did everything for his wife my Aunt Rose and raised his children to be loving kind and giving individuals. He worked hard showing us all you can accomplish just about anything with hard work. He touched many during his life. I for one am greatful to have been able to have shared so many significant days with him, Sundays after a Cal Mex Baseball game to Christmas Eve as well Holidays Weddings, birthday ect. I can't seem to remember a day where he wasn't with us all. My life has been blessed to have been apart of his Life. My heart goes out to the entire Padilla Family. I love you more (in my Momma's voice) Linda Alvarez ❤