Michael J. Padula, 63, the husband of Lynda Johnson Padula of Auburn, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Rochester General Hospital. A life resident of Auburn, Michael was born July 3, 1958 the son of the late Dominick Rocco and Joan B. Lukowski Padula. He was a graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1976 and employed as a truck driver for numerous companies, most recently MBI in Clifton Springs. Mike enjoyed people and was a servant to the community, volunteering with the Tomato Fest as Co-Chair for many years. He was employed at CAP, (Community Action Program) as a heating technician, where he actively supported their "taste of community" by selling the most tickets year after year, even after his employment with CAP ended. Mike was a member of the Auburn Elks Lodge 474, the SK Post of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and a Fourth Degree with the Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his loving wife Lynda, he is survived by three brothers Bob Padula (Ann) of Auburn, Stephen Padula (Cheryl) of Washington and Chuck Padula (Wanda) of Pennellville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted Tuesday, prior to mass from 10:00 am to 11:45 am in the church. Contributions may be made in memory of Mike to: Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn; Operation Enduring Gratitude, 47 Market Street, Auburn; or the Elks State Major Project-Cerebral Palsy, 314 State Street, Auburn.
Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, Inc., 197 South Street, Auburn.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael J. Padula, please visit our floral store.