|Robert “Bunky” Padilla
June 1, 1933 – May 7, 2018
Robert “Bunky” Padilla, originally from New Mexico, died on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Monroe, WA. He was 84 years young. He was born on June 1, 1933 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He was married to the love of his life, Shirley Padilla and together they had 9 children, Robert “Dino” Padilla, Debbie Padilla, Janine Padilla, Sandra Padilla [rest in peace], Liane Padilla, Brian Padilla, Nancy Padilla, Mary Padilla and Gary Padilla. They divorced after 30 years of marriage and he never re-married. Bob is also survived by his older brother, Joe Padilla, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Bob worked for himself installing beautiful wood floors in homes in the Los Angeles area. He also worked as an actor in Hollywood for many years, where he starred in movies such as Machismo and The Great Gundown, and had parts in The Awakening Land, Cthulhu, Zoo, Revenge of the Wild Bunch, Scandalous John, The Devil LeRoy Bassett and his last movie was Love Ranch in 2010. He also had roles in TV shows such as Bonanza, Cisco Kid, and The Streets of San Francisco.
He was 6’7”, tall, dark and handsome, just a beautiful man inside and out. A unique soul, and very funny, who enjoyed his family most of all. He will be greatly missed. Bob was cremated and there will be no memorial service for him. ~Love you always Daddy - your little girl, Nancy~
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