Francisco Padin Echevarria
"Frank or Paco"
Francisco Padin Echevarria, 88, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021. He was born in Las Marias, Puerto Rico on November 30, 1932 to Arturo and Josefina Echevarria.
He moved to New York City in 1950, to Los Angeles, California in 1956 and Orlando, Florida in 1993 where he and his wife Isabella spent their retirement.
Frank first met Isabella in New York City. But it was in California, where they had each moved independently of each other, that the were rejoined and have been married for 60 years.
He is also survived by 2 sons, Frank A. Padin, Jr. and Ron Padin; 2 granddaughters, Tawny Kavka and Danielle Edwards, 4 grandsons, Tyler Regner, twins, Nolan Padin and Nick Padin and Chance Padin, 5 great-grandchildren, Winter Angel Roberts, Liam Edwards, Brooklynn Edwards, Jack Kavka and Sam Kavka; 2 sisters, Angie Padin and Nelsa Verticcio and his brother, Joe Padin.
After many years of service Frank retired form TRW- now Northrop Grumman Aerospace and Defense.
He enjoyed traveling and he and Isabella traveled all over the world. But most of all he loved to dance. And for Frank, gardening was a must in his life. He had a green thumb and could grow anything, even mangos in Los Angeles.
He was known for his friendliness and always wanting to help and share with others.
He will be missed my many.
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