Dr. Efrain Padro

May 19, 1923 - October 21, 2019
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Dr. Efrain Padro, 96, of New Philadelphia passed suddenly on October 21, 2019, from complications related to a fall.

Dr. Padro was a respected Ob/Gyn physician in Tuscarawas county for over 20 years. As a young man he served his country as an Army Infantry soldier in WWII. After his military service he went on to co…

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Dr. Efrain Padro, 96, of New Philadelphia passed suddenly on October 21, 2019, from complications related to a fall.

Dr. Padro was a respected Ob/Gyn physician in Tuscarawas county for over 20 years. As a young man he served his country as an Army Infantry soldier in WWII. After his military service he went on to college and then medical school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

He completed his obstetrics and gynecology training at Aultman Hospital in Canton where he met his first wife Caroline Tope. For a brief period, he practiced medicine in Puerto Rico to help his ailing parents. He was then recruited back to Union Hospital in Dover in 1963 where he and Caroline established his booming medical practice.

They enjoyed traveling, the theater, and even managed to find time to get their pilot’s license. They raised 4 children together until Caroline’s untimely death at the age of 38: Fred Padro (Mary Ellen Seabrook), Rick Padro, Jean Ann Padro (Michele Fleak) and Mike Padro (Teresa Cabrera).

Dr. Padro married his second wife, Lynn Rutledge and had another son: Kevin Padro. He retired from medicine shortly thereafter. After retirement he spent his time reading, painting and playing the piano, but his true passion was golf. He golfed at least a couple times a week and looked forward to his annual golf outing at his second home in Nokomis, Florida.

Dr. Padro was born May 19, 1923 to the parents of Pascual and Angelica Acevedo Padro in Puerto Rico. He is survived by his wife Lynn and 5 children. He will be missed by his 7 grandchildren, Caroline (Ben) Dietz, David Padro, Shawn Padro, Jessica (Jason) Santavicca, Katrina (Drew) Braun, Stefan Padro and Salvador Padro and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia where the New Phila VFW Post #1445 will render military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Union Hospital Auxiliary, 659 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622, The American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406, or the charity of the donor’s choice.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Evergreen Burial Park


1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary

659 Boulevard
Dover, OH 44622

American Cancer Society

525 N. Broad Street
Canfield, Ohio 44406

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Born: May 19, 1923
Died: October 21, 2019

Condolences for Dr. Efrain Padro

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Lori Ueltschy Burdette posted on 10/25/19

Jean, thinking of you at this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Love & prayers for you and your family. Lori


David Breyer & Family posted on 10/25/19

I and the Breyer family members are sorry to hear of the recent loss of your husband, father and grandfather. While this is undoubtedly a great loss for you and your family I am sure his influence and memory will live on in your heart, mind and soul and that he will be remembered by his friends, patients and the community. Dr. Padro certainly lived a wonderful long life doing that which he valued and enjoyed at home, at his past medical practice and with his friends. To live such a good life is a testament to his character his pride in his work and his commitment to the family he loved. Know that you have the sincere condolences of the Breyer family and may God bless you and your family as you deal with this loss.


Gloria DeMello posted on 10/25/19



Matt and Val Owens posted on 10/24/19

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Very sorry we can't be there, work obligations, but our thoughts will be with you. Will never forget the expression on Doc's face going downhill backwards on the golf cart path at Green Valley, etched in my mind forever! Our condolences, Matt and Val Owens


Rob Monte posted on 10/24/19

Our prayers go out to the entire Padro family for your loss. What a great man! Rob and Christine Monte Frisco, TX


Connie S Bowen posted on 10/24/19

To the entire Padro family, my heartfelt condolences. Dr. Padro was very loved and he will be missed by many.


Tammy and Randy Burgess posted on 10/23/19

To the family of Dr. Padro! You have my deepest sympathy. Dr. Padro was a great guy. He delivered all 3 of our children and was always so kind. Your family are in my prayers. RIP Dr. Padro


LuAnn Kail posted on 10/23/19

Sorry for your loss. Dr Padro delivered my first born Son March 1,1991.He was a great Dr. I hated that he was on vacation when I had my second child and didn't get to deliver her.He will be missed.


Sherry posted on 10/23/19

Mary & Fred and family, so deeply sorry for your kids! Thoughts & prayers are with you! Sherry Miller


Elsie Vega posted on 10/23/19

My condolence to the family from Rodriguez Padro family from Puerto Rico. We lost a great person.


Rob Laughlin posted on 10/23/19

Condolences to the family in your time of grief.


Charlotte Peoples posted on 10/23/19

Sending deepest sympathy to the family. Was a wonderful Dr. He delivered 3 of my 4 sons. Always have special thoughts for the Dr. who delivers our babies. So sorry. Prayers for healing.


Cecily Davis Fincher posted on 10/22/19

My sincere condolences to the Padro family. I was blessed to have worked for Dr Padro and Caroline from 75-77. They were the best to work for and I never forgot their generosity and kindness. I learned a lot from Dr Padro and he could type circles around me. I have nothing but good memories from my time there. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Cecily Davis Fincher


Karol Swegheimer Martin posted on 10/22/19

Prayers and Hugs for the Padro family..He was a great doctor .. He delivered my twins when he came here, he said they were the first set he had delivered..Doc Padro and Caroline were always so good to me.. Turned out their boys and my boys became good friends later on.. Great family ..God Bless your family.. Karol Swegheimer Martin... Todd Swegheimer Terry Swegheimer.........


Pat Guthrie posted on 10/22/19

Dr. Padro was so kind to me when my girls were born. I was ill and he stayed all night at the hospital with me. I was one of his first patients when he came to Dover. My thoughts and prayers are now with his family. He will truly be missed.


Hellen and Bill Miles posted on 10/22/19

Jean and family, Gods Blessings be with you all in this very sad time. May your memories bring a smile when you think of him and all the wonderful times you shared. Thoughts and prayers.


Robert Mejia posted on 10/22/19

On behalf of my family I wish you Mike and the rest of your family my sincere sympathy and condolences! May god be with you, Teresa and all of your family through this time.


Yvonne Daniels posted on 10/22/19

A wonderful man. I'm so sorry for your loss.


Teresa Padro posted on 10/22/19

Never forgot his grandchildren’s birthday’s. A gentleman. He will be missed. Descansa en paz Efraín


Tim and Mary Grafe Meiser posted on 10/22/19

To all the family, We are sending our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you in the loss of your dad. With Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary Grafe Meiser


Sue Quillen posted on 10/22/19

You have my sympathy on the passing of your beloved one. He delivered both of my sons and was a wonderful person.


Jan Ochsenbine posted on 10/22/19

Jean So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You have m6 deepest sympathy. God Bless Jan Ochsenbine


Becky Welz posted on 10/22/19

Dr. Pardo delivered both of our daughters who are now in their forty’s. I cannot imagine how many babies he delivered, but we were all lucky to have him m My deepest sympathy to his entire family. Becky Welz


Sue Kimble posted on 10/22/19

Sending our Deepest Sympathy to Jean Ann & family. Your dad was a wonderful thoughtful person, a great Dr. and I and sure you will miss so much, just savor all other sweet memories. Sincerely, sue Kimble & family


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 10/22/19

My sincere condolence to all of the Padro Family. The Dr. delivered both of our children. What a great man! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.


Frank Alesiano posted on 10/22/19

Fred and family, sending my deepest sympathy for your loss.


Peggy A. Bryan posted on 10/22/19

My sincere sympathy to Dr. Padro’s family. He delivered my three children. He was a wonderful Doctor.