November 28, 1932 ~ May 13, 2009
Villa, Daniel, a 74 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Daniel was 76 when he died. He had served in the Army during The Korean War and Daniel was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Daniel was employed with Mobile Oil for a number of years and with the City of Redondo Beach for over 30 years. He barbered for over 50 years, serving over 300 weekly clients. Daniel's most important interests were his family and most especially his wife of 54 years. They loved going dancing together and socializing with uncountable friends. Daniel loved doing all the handy man work around his home and the homes of his children. He also worked on and was proud of his 1933 Ford Pick Up. Even though he was officially retired from the City some years ago, he still did park patrol at the small park in back of his home for the city. He was a great supporter of the Franciscan Friars. Daniel was a deeply patriotic man. With strong love of his country and his faith, he taught his children and grandchildren to respect the gifts they have in this life, that nothing comes without hard work and Church and Family is always first. We will miss you Big Poppie!
He is survived by his loving Wife, Caroline Villa of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Cindy (Tony) Magana of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Dina (Peter) Malo of Redondo Beach, CA, Son, Daniel (Rosemary) Villa of Redondo Beach, CA, Son, Nick (Tonya) Villa of Torrance, CA, and Brother, Lawrence Villa of Torrance, CA, grandchildren Anthony Magana, Ashley Magana, Jacob Malo, Emily Villa, Scott Villa, Brandon Villa, Dominic Villa and Ben Villa. Preceded in death by parents Felipe and Victoria Villa.
A Rosary service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 320 Massey, Hermosa Beach. on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. with a reception to follow in the church hall. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. with a reception to follow in the church hall.
Graveside services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, May 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers please consider supporting a scholarship that will be set up in his name at Our Lady of Guadalupe School.
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