Remembering Salome Padilla

It’s pretty much a very sad month for one of fellow Ole Miss graduates and as I and nearly 132 other Mississinewa High School Class of 2001 are now mourning the death of Salome Padilla.

Salome passed away December 3, 2013 in Indianapolis.

Salome was a 2001 Mississenewa High School graduate. He married Veronica Rodriguez on November 25, 2007. Mrs. Padilla survives in their Converse home. Salome was an avid sports fan and coached T-ball and basketball for young kids. He loved the Indianapolis Colts and was a Chicago Cubs fan. In his free time Salome loved music and watching his favorite show, “The Walking Dead.” He was most happy hanging out with friends and family.

Salome Padilla, Jr. is survived by his wife Veronica; children: Salome Padilla, III, Rolando J. Padilla and Mauricio Padilla, all at home; parents: Salome and Maria (Aguilera) Padilla, Sr., Converse; sisters: Blanca (Javier Vargas) Padilla-Vargas, Auburndale, Florida; Jessica (Miguel Vega) Padilla, Indianapolis; Anabell Padilla, Converse; paternal grandmother: Olivia Padilla, Brownsville, Texas; and maternal grandparents: Julian and Columba Aguilera, Aburndale, Florida.  Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Mr. Padilla was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Jose Dolores Padilla; special cousin: Eduardo “Eddie” Estrada; and niece: Nyla L. Vega.

Visitation for Salome Padilla, Jr. took place place from 3 to 8 pm on Friday December 6, 2013 at Open Door Fellowship, 1388 North 800 West-27, Converse, Indiana.

The funeral service for Salome Padilla, Jr. took take place at 10:30 am on Saturday December 7, 2013 at Open Door Fellowship, 1388 North 800 West-27, Converse, Indiana with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements. Mr. Padilla was buried in Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana.

 

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