David Perez Cedillo
November 6th, 1937 - July 11th, 2013
David Perez Cedillo, 75, of Emporia passes away in his home Thursday July 11, 2013. David was born November 6, 1937 in Emporia, Kansas to Antonio and Teresa Cedillo. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he treated everybody with kindness and respect. He loved to fish, hunt, and tinker. David is survived by his wife, Joan Cedillo; daughter, Andrea Avila; Grandchildren Amber Estrada, David Lucero, Daniel Medina, Domingo Vasquez, and Jose Avila; 2 great grandchildren and his bother, Heath Cedillo. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Orgillo and Raymond Cedillo; and sisters, Sophia, Orgilla, Antonia, and Mary. A Rosary Service will be held Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 205 S. Lawrence St. Emporia, KS 66801. A Memorial Mass will take place Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital PO Box 1000 Department 142 Memphis, TN 38148.
Thu, Aug 8th, 2013 at 6:38 AM
I never shared this with anyone so here is letting the cat out of the bag. When Oh I was about eight years old or so I was on my way to church (the one on s. Arundel) and I ran into David (not my cousin then) and asked him if he had any change. He reached into his pocket and gave me all the change he had. You talk about a happy little girl ! I ran to the Alvarados and spent that money on bag of candy and then went to church. I shared it of course with the other kids I had to get rid of it before I went home or I would of probably got a good tanning from my mom if she ever found out that I asked David for money. So David in case I didn't say thank you, "Thank You" I will cherish that memory and our secret.
Socorro Hunter, Emporia Kansas
Thu, Jul 18th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Uncle David, you were one the best men I have ever
known. You were gentle, kind and caring. I always
admired your ability to eat the hottest chilies without
breaking a sweat! You ate them like they were
candy. Thank you for being a part of my life. Rest in
peace and when you see my Grandma Lola please
hug her and tell her I miss her.
Kimberly Holmes, Ontario, Canada
Tue, Jul 16th, 2013 at 5:30 AM
I knew David when we worked together at the Fanastil packing house in Emporia. He was the hardest worker I have ever known and a special friend with a big heart. He make work fun with his wonderful sense of humor. I was so lucky to be invited to go with him to Omaha, Nebraska to visit his brother and ride in the big blue Chevy station wagon. But the best part was his company and his jokes. I will always remember Dave and our friendship, he was such a good family man. My sympathy to Dave's family with all my respect.
Lazaro Reyes, Lawrence, Ks
Sun, Jul 14th, 2013 at 3:10 PM
My momories of david are still here with me he
was such a great mentor to me as a young kid
growing up in la colonia, I new him before he
married my sister joan just a nice person to me
and our family took care of people he was such a
gentle person love to be around him .He gave me
a nickname call me Bobcat his nickname was v -
cat so proud to have him in my life I will miss him.
David I glad that you were such a big part of my
family God Bless you in heaven.
Bob Fernandez, Overland Park Kansas
Sun, Jul 14th, 2013 at 10:42 AM
My memories of my uncle are still so fresh in my memory. While Joan and David lived in Dumas,Texas, I know I must of been under the age of 5yoa, but I remember most that Uncle David always made me feel special and important. As many of you remember I'm Patsy daughter, with the Blonde Hair! Uncle David gave me the nickname Blondie, and I will always remember how that made me feel so special! I remember the blue dodge pick-up truck they had and he would always gives us kids "tools," to help work on it! I remember those times as such happy memories for me as a small child! You made an impact on me Uncle David always so kind and loving! You will be missed.
Felicia McKinley, Jetmore,Kansas
Sun, Jul 14th, 2013 at 6:11 AM
Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss David was a good man. Have you all in my thoughts and prayers. Terry
Teresa Marquez-Sanchez, Dodge City, Kansas
Sat, Jul 13th, 2013 at 2:47 PM
There is no greater joy than to be embraced in the knowing of David Cedillo his kindness and smile always greeted many in friendship he will be sincerely missed by family and friends,the walk he takes now he takes not alone for the Lord walks with him in love and peace may the Lord comfort and bless you in your time of sorrow sincerely yours . Monica Delgado
Monica Delgado, Emporia Kansas
Fri, Jul 12th, 2013 at 8:36 PM
What a wonderful man and I feel so very lucky to have have had the chance to meet the Cedillo family. My thoughts and prayers to ease your pain and loss are with you today and in the days to come. God bless you all.
Sheryl Blome, Madison Kansas
Fri, Jul 12th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Our deepest sympathy to Joan and the family. Even though it has been a long time ago, we remember him and a gentle person. God bless him and keep him .
Larry and Armida Martinez
(at one time a coworker at Fanestil)
Larry and Armida Martinez, Emporia, ks
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