Oswaldo “Baldo” Badilla, 47, of Napa, California, passed away at Kaiser Hospital on Monday, April 22, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.
Born September 13, 1971 in Mexicali, Baja, México. He was son of the late Enrique Badilla and Raquel Badilla, of Napa. He immigrated to the United States where he attended Napa schools, graduating from Napa High School.
He married the love of his life, Marisa Gonzalez, on March 1, 1997.
Oswaldo is survived by his wife of 22 years, and his three sons, Oswaldo, Elias and Isaias.
He is also survived by his mom, Raquel Badilla, and his two sisters, Teresa Badilla and Ana LaVoy, both of Napa. Plus brothers Saul Carrillo, Enrique, Francisco, Jorge (deceased), Gerardo, Rafael, and Carlos Badilla.
Oswaldo was a long time resident of Napa, CA where he worked 25 years as a gas repair technician for PG&E in Napa. He and his wife, Marisa, enjoyed living and raising their children here in Napa, CA.
Oswaldo and Marisa frequently traveled to Mexico with their boys to see the sights and visit Marisa’s family in Jalisco. Often times, they would all drive to Mexicali to visit his brothers. Overall, Oswaldo enjoyed his travels, be it by plane, or by car, but most of all, he enjoyed the quality time spent with family and friends alike. One of his greatest joys was seeing everyone happy and enjoying themselves.
Oswaldo frequently talked about the Word of God and shared it with others, even people he did not know. Oswaldo knew what he was doing by following God’s orders and by preaching his gospel.
Whether it was bad or good, Oswaldo never questioned what happened in his life. He trusted God’s path and took his family along that path. Oswaldo was a man of God and his inner strength came from his faith and beliefs in Jesus Christ. He and his family regularly attended Casa de Oracion Church in San Francisco.
Oswaldo’s interest in sports consisted of football, soccer and basketball. He supported local professional teams like the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors but for soccer, he supported the Mexico national team. Oswaldo would participate in pick-up soccer games at Fuller Park when his family had birthday parties or barbecues. Oswaldo enjoyed spending his time off from work with his close family at home watching redbox movies and eating massive bowls of delicious popcorn that Marisa would make from scratch. Oswaldo was very open when it came to food. Being picky with food was something that did not exist within him because he showed his family that they had to value anything that was placed on their plate because God provided the proper and necessary foods. Not only did he value just food, he valued everything he had to the absolute fullest, he let nothing go to waste.
All who knew Oswaldo admired him dearly for his personal drive, his determination, his caring for others and his wonderful warm smile and sense of humor. If someone was in need, Oswaldo would be right there to help.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the Vallejo Kaiser Hospital for their wonderful care for Oswaldo during this most difficult time; the PG&E family which made Oswaldo’s day when they came to visit; and the members of Casa de Oracion Church from San Francisco who provided much need spiritual and personal support for Oswaldo, Marisa and the family.
A visitation service will be held in the chapel of Napa Valley Memorial Park (2383 Napa Vallejo Highway) Wednesday May 1, 2019, at 4:30 pm. The memorial service will be held there on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 am.
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