Mass of Christian Burial for Felix F. Padula, age 77 of Leroy Township, will be 9:30 a.m., Monday August 20 at St. Mary Church, 242 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio.
Family and Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 19, at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville.
Felix was born August 10, 1941 in Painesville to Felix A. and Janet (Marotta) Padula. A longtime resident of Leroy Township, he passed away August 14, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township.
Felix graduated from Perry High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne Division and in Vietnam from 1962-1965. He married Laphine (Hubbard) Padula in 1967 and together they shared 45 years of marriage until her passing March 24, 2013. Felix was a self-employed general contractor, building many homes including his own. Later he and Laphine owned Buckboard Trucking in Perry. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; his flower and vegetable gardens were his pride and joy. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus Council 947 and VFW Post 7754.
He is survived by Laphine's sisters, Beverly Honkala and Joan Quigley; numerous cousins; special friend Karen Lonsway; and many other lasting friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister Patricia Padula.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.
Those wishing to donate in Felix's memory, may do so to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , which was very special to him, for fighting childhood cancer, or to a charity of your choice . St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105