Rolando Padillo

Rolando Padillo, 50

   It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rolando Padillo, a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandson, and uncle. Rolando left us on May 16, 2024, at the age of 50, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength, and unwavering dedication to his family and country.
Born to Evelyn and Mario Padillo, Rolando was a proud Marine, embodying the spirit of “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” throughout his life. As an Air Wing Technician in the Marines, he earned the rank of Corporal, demonstrating exceptional skill and dedication. Following his distinguished service in the Marines, Rolando continued to serve his country as a Navy reservist.
Rolando was proud father of Brandon and Logan, whom he cherished and guided with a steady hand and a loving heart along with their mother Tori. His siblings, Arnold (Andrea) Padillo, Aris (Michelle) Padillo, and Mel (Lauren) Padillo, remember him as a pillar of strength and a source of endless support.
He was the cherished grandson of Irene and the late Nicasio Padillo, and the late Benigno Cagalpin and Anastacia Cagalpin. Rolando was a devoted uncle to Grace, Jake, Libby, Elliot, Vivian, and Leo, each of whom he adored and inspired with his adventurous spirit and zest for life.
In his civilian life, Rolando was an accomplished IT engineer, bringing his meticulous attention to detail and problem-solving skills from his military service into the professional realm. His love for movies and travel defined his personal life, as he found joy in exploring new places and experiencing the richness of the world around him.
Rolando’s adventurous spirit and passion for life were matched only by his love for his family and his country. His presence in our lives was a blessing, and his memory will forever be a guiding light for those who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Rolando’s life was held on May 20, 2024 at Pedersen Ryberg Funeral Chapel, where family and friends gathered to honor the remarkable man he was.          A Mass followed on May 21, 2024 at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 442 N. West Ave Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 with the beloved Father Sunny.
Semper Fidelis, Rolando. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.