Villalobos, Antonio Leonardo, 89, of Hermosa Beach passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at Little Company of Mary Hospital's Sub Acute Care Facility of heart failure. He was born in Durango, Mexico November 6, 1912. Antonio was a devoted father and husband who celebrated his 64th wedding anniversary last October. He worked at Coast Pet Clinic for his daughter, Dr. Alice Villalobos, as the bookeeper and controller for over 12 years from where he retired at age 73. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife Alicia Villalobos of Hermosa Beach; daughters Mary Villalobos of Westminster, Yolanda Whitney of Laguna Beach, and Alice (Ira Lifland) Villalobos of Hermosa Beach; sons Anthony (Gloria) Villalobs of Fountain Valley and Edward (Gloria) Villalobos of Long Beach; along with 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and his brother John Villard. Rosary Services will be held Sunday, March 3, 2002 at 8:30 P.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 440 Massey Street in Hermosa Beach. Celebration of Mass will be held Monday, March 4th at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow with procession to Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to Little Company of Mary Hospital in memory of Mr. Villalobos.

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  1. How much we miss our dear beloved “Cousin Tony.” He was a true Gentleman in every sense of the word. God Speed.

  2. I have known Antonio since Alice and I were freshman at St. Mary\’s Academy in 1960. He was a very cultured, sweet and loving man. He guided his family with a love and respect that shows up in all of his children. I celebrate his full life, his long love of his wife, his devotion to family and to education. We wish his family strength to bear this loss and love to help them in this time of grief. Debby & Dan

  3. Alice, your dear and wonderful father will be in my prayers. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend his services.

  4. This is from JoAnne Sanchez Gonzalez — I remember Tio Antonio as a very elegant and charming uncle. He was always very polite and gallant, very easy to speak with. I was so glad to see them at our wedding! (1983!) We saw each other mostly, when I was a very young girl, but we kept in touch through Christmas cards as I grew up. He was always nice enough to write a warm and friendly note in his reply. I always sent them pictures of our family as they grew — and he never failed to express his appreciation for that! He was a man that was truly loved in every sense of the word. I\’m sure that he had a very wonderful life, surrounded by much love! I hold a very warm place in my heart for him. He will be missed! You may be able to relate to this, but children really do remember the people that were mean to them as youngsters — Tio Antonio couldn\’t have been nicer to my sisters and myself! That\’s what I remember the most about him! !

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