Mark Lawrence Padilla, a resident of Rolling Hills Estates, CA passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Born in Inglewood, CA, Mark was 46 when he died after a year and a half tremendous battle with cancer. Mark graduated from Bishop Montgomery and was a local business owner of Ocean Tile and Stone. He loved spending time with his wife and kids, cooking, cars, and being an all around handy man. He was an amazing man, a fighter who never gave up, and always remained optimistic during his struggle to beat the odds. Mark is survived by wife, Cara, sons, Matthew, Joshua and Adam and parents John and Carol Padilla. The Memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday March 16 at 9:30 am with a reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 12:30 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Padilla Fundraiser, P.O. Box 4493, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear that Mark had lost his hard fought fight with cancer. Always a fighter a great father and husband. We enjoyed your family as neighbors and I liked working with Mark.He always wanted to make sure every job was done just right.

  2. I will miss you! You have made such an impact on our family. Always happy, strong, positive outlook, just a lovely man. I will always remember you squeezing my hand and treasure the last moments I had with you. If I had known that it would be the last time that I’d see you, I wouldn’t have left your house. I would have stayed and held your hands.

  3. Oh how sad it is to know of your passing my dear cousin Mark. Though it’s been years since I last saw you, I remember you well, and will always. My love, sympathy, and especially prayers go out to your family, your folks and brother and sister. Rest in Peace now my dear cousin. With all my love, Lillian

  4. Dear Cara, Matthew, Josh and Adam, We are so sad to hear of the passing of Mark. He was always kind, helpful and the best father I have seen. He was supportive of all of you, and of all the people he knew. His optimistic attitude and his courage is something to be admired by everyone. His gentle soul will be remembered by everyone who knew him. I saw him at your townhouse, Cara, when he first came around. Everyone should have someone who gives such a look of love as he gave to you. I love you all and hope that you can make it through this terrible time. Sara & Ralph

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