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Albert John Padias

October 20, 1919 - September 14, 2013
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At the age of 93, Albert J Padias, better known as Arlie, died peacefully at home in Long Beach, CA on September 14, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He was born October 20, 1919 in Tustin, CA. In his youth, he worked on the family farm (beets, beans and squash). While attending Tustin High School, he played softball, which he continued after graduation playing in an inter-city league. Next, he served in the Army during WWII as a PFC, stationed in the Aleutian Islands in the 65th Armed Infantry Battalion. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; he also earned...
At the age of 93, Albert J Padias, better known as Arlie, died peacefully at home in Long Beach, CA on September 14, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He was born October 20, 1919 in Tustin, CA. In his youth, he worked on the family farm (beets, beans and squash). While attending Tustin High School, he played softball, which he continued after graduation playing in an inter-city league. Next, he served in the Army during WWII as a PFC, stationed in the Aleutian Islands in the 65th Armed Infantry Battalion. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; he also earned an expert infantryman badge. He was Honorably Discharge in 1945. After the war, he worked as a plumber installing water lines in the greater Los Angeles area. He was a member of the Steamfitters Union Local No. 494 for over 50 years. He laid the water lines in local cities like Lakewood and Long Beach. He retired in 1981 to enjoy a life of leisure with his late wife Isabelle (Belle). They liked to travel in their van with their dog Pepper, to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas visiting family and friends. He also enjoyed going to his property in Escondido. Past-times were spent watching sports, especially the Lakers; Kobe Bryant was his favorite. He also loved to garden and BBQ in his backyard. He leaves behind two children, Dennis (Belinda) and Denise Padias. He also leaves behind Belle's children, Jerry Donahue (Nancy), Tom Donahue (Pauline), Denise Wayman (Ed) and Marilyn Schiller (Ben), and his adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is the last surviving sibling of four and is now celebrating their reunion. Our whole family would like to express our gratitude for the loving care provided by Maria Monfiero for both Arlie and Belle in their later years. We are also grateful for all of the prayers and support we have received from family and friends. It takes a village. Arlie will be remembered as a patriotic man who loved the Lord. He was compassionate, quiet, happy, and content with whatever life brought his way, plus he had a wry sense of humor. We can all take comfort in knowing he is celebrating with the Lord. As he always said at the beginning of his Prayers, "In the Name of Jesus".
The viewing and rosary will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 5:00pm on Friday, September 20th, 2013. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. 6220 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Long Beach. https://www.stjosephlb.org/donate/

"Arlie and Belle were our special neighbors and we're going to miss them very much. It's comforting to know that they are now together in heaven and that..."

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