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Nelson Henry Padilla, 72 yrs, a Putnam Valley resident, died January 31, 2018. He was born on August 25, 1945 in NYC, NY, to Alfredo R. and Genara Cruz Padilla. Nelson worked as a Data Base Entry Clerk at the Import-Export Co., Daniel F. Young Co., NYC, until retiring in 1997. He loved playing street basketball, but was best known for being an avid billiard player and lover of all sports. He was fanatic of Jazz and Salsa music and could dance the Salsa like no one else. Nelson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sara Cruz Padilla, daughter, Veronica (Elvis) Belen, son, Joel Romero Padilla, aka ‘Joelsky’,, grandchildren, Nicole Jaqueline Belen, aka ‘Nikki Boo Bop’ and Eliviz Ulisses Belen aka ‘My Ace from out of Space’. Also survived by his foster child, Jonell Rios Rosado. He loved his family and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Freddy Padilla and son, Nelson Henry Padilla, Jr. aka ‘Nelly Bell’. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 8th , at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH; 690 Highland Avenue; Peekskill, NY 10566, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 9th at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Baptist Church; 690 Highland Avenue; Peekskill, NY 10566, will be appreciated by the family.