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Padilla D’Angelo, Jorge Raul September 2, 1953 - June 2, 2024

Date of Funeral

June 8, 2024

Jorge Raul Padilla D’Angelo (1953-2024)

Jorge Raul Padilla D’Angelo also known as Koky, 70, of Callao, Peru, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at home in Green Township, New Jersey on June 2nd of 2024 after a battle with cancer.  He was born on September 2nd, 1953 in Callao, Peru to Estela D’Angelo and Javier Padilla. He attended Colegio America Callao High School before studying marine life engineering at Universidad Técnica del Callao.

Jorge met the love of his life, Silvia Estupiñan in 1970 at school, they were high school sweethearts since the age of 16. The two loved to spend their time together at the beach, watching movies, listening to music, and going out with their close friends and family. On Saturdays, the two dedicated the day to sports, they played soccer and volleyball together. Excited to start their new lives together, the two were married September 28, 1974 in Bellavista, Callao.

Jorge and Silvia couldn’t wait to start a family of their own, and their children Jorge, Joisi, and Silvia, meant the world to them. Jorge’s favorite memory with his children would be their annual trips to Huampani in Peru. They spent their time there camping, swimming, and playing sports. Jorge was loved by all of his children’s friends due to his welcoming personality.  He would always take his children to the beach and shared his love for marine life with them. Jorge’s favorite role was being a grandparent. He treasured his time with his grandkids and loved being called “Papapa” by Thanna Celada, Nicole Aracely Milaschewski, Eduardo Franco Padilla Tamayo, and Steven Ian Celada. Jorge was very actively involved in all of his grandchildren’s lives, he enjoyed attending their school activities, performances, and sporting events. He loved to travel with his grandchildren and taking them to explore new places. He would share his passion for the beach with his grandchildren by taking them boating in Peru, watching sea lions together, teaching them how to skip rocks, and passing them on his love for seafood. He dedicated time to coach for his grandchildren soccer teams in both Peru and in the U.S. He loved to go hiking and sightseeing with his grandchildren. Once he moved to Green Township, he spent almost every summer day at the lake kayaking and swimming or at the farm with his grandchildren.

Jorge had a soft spot for his furry great-grandchild Cece, treating her like the valuable family member she is. Every single day, Jorge would share a new photo of Cece with his loved ones on Facebook. He referred to her as his “loyal guardian”.

Jorge was a man of many occupations, he worked inventory at Maritime Terminal as a teenager. Right after college, he became a laboratory technician for the National Fisheries Company- Pesca Peru, he later took on an administrative role there. He then worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Chemidrog S.A., Farmacéutica del Pacifico Farpasa Winthrop, Farmindustria, Pharmalab, Bago Peru S.A., and Profarma S.A. After his many years in pharmaceutical sales, he became a supervisor at the regional public safety program for the Callao regional government and worked for the Transitory Council of Regional Administration of Callao. He owned and managed his own beachfront restaurant “Se Salio el Mar” in La Punta, Peru. After moving to New Jersey, he worked in dining services for Paragon Village in Mount Olive, NJ and worked part time as a store associate at Marshall’s in Hackettstown, NJ. Jorge was an active member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church of Hackettstown, NJ, devoting his time and energy to help out with church offerings.

Everyone who knew Jorge knew how much he loved soccer. His love for soccer started as soon as he could walk, he played for Peñarol, Spartak, and Colorin- a team named after his late father’s nickname, as well as played for his high school soccer team. He coached soccer for Chalaco for many years in Peru and then coached Arsenal in Hackettstown and the Mansfield Township soccer team.

Jorge will always be remembered for his humbleness, charisma, the way that he carried himself with composure, and was always a gentleman. We’ll always imagine him saying “Chim Pum Callao!” one more time. We could not have asked for a more perfect husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. We will miss Jorge every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

A funeral visitation is scheduled from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on June 8th at Cochran Funeral home- 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with services beginning at 8:15 pm.

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    Elisa says

    “Being a good memory in someone’s life is a way to stay forever.” Goodbye, my dear cousin of the heart, thank you for the honor of your affection, endearing school friendship and countless shared experiences. A loving hug with my heartfelt condolences to Silvia, children, grandchildren and the entire family. With love, Elisa Utor

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