Daniel
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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  1. Although I haven’t seen Mr. Villa for many years I will never forget what genuine nice man he was. My father use to take us up to get our hair cut from Mr. Villa all through my child hood I remember his laugh and how easy he was to talk too. I am sadden to hear of his passing…

  2. I am saddened to hear about Uncle Danny’s passing. I will always remember him as the one who ALWAYS smiled and laughed. My thoughts are with all of you. I will see you at the services.

  3. We are so sorry for the family’s loss, we know what a great man Danny was. Not only our barber but our friend. We will miss his smile and wonderful sense of humor.

  4. I want to extend to the entire Villa family my deepest sadness of Danny’s death. We had many in depth talks over the years on how to solve the worlds problems. Danny was always happy and he was proud of his family. Bruce Rosin asked me to pass on his regrets. Don Kelly will try to make the services. I am recovering from knee replacement and will not be able to attend. While it is impossible to feel your grief be asured I share in your sorrow. Danny will be missed. My prayers are with with you all. Gary Wiley, RBPD Retired Lieutenant

  5. Jesse and I will truly miss Danny and his smile and laughter, telling us jokes and making us laugh. Danny was a very special man,friend and neighbor whom we admired very much. from your friends and neighbors Jessie and Jesse Chavez,

  6. We were so saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. He was truly a wonderful friend. He will be remembered for so much. From the days of working with him at the city, to the hours and hours we ran together, to the times he tried to do something with this bald head of mine while I sat in the barber chair and to the times he cut our sons hair in the garage. Our first LA Marathon was such a memorable experience for us both. He will be forever in our hearts. Our thought and prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.

  7. We offer our sincerest condolences at this time of sorrow to the Villa, Malo and Magaña families. Mr. Villa was a great man. His service to our Country, community, parish and friends was a beautiful example for all of us. We treasure the joy he always brought with him that lingered long after he walked away, his kind words that came with giggles and his effervescent smile. We will miss him. The Nichols Family

  8. My sincerest condolences, to his wife Carol, their sons and daughters, and the grandchildren. May God give each of you the strength to see you through this time of grief and sorrow. I am very fortunate to have been a customer , but more importantly, a friend, of Danny fo over 40 years. I will sincerely miss visiting with him each month and catching up on all of the latest news of family and friends, discussing issues of the day. Sharing a laugh at a joke. Teasing and bantering back and forth. I am a much better person for having had Danny in my life, for all these years. I thank God for having had that experience. God Bless You All Sean Hanagan

  9. Daniel and Rosemary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Take care. Love Kathleen & Culla

  10. Cindy, my heart felt condolences at the passing of your father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. May Gods grace be with you all.

  11. We will miss you Danny. You became a good friend over the years. All 3 Generations will miss you, your humor, your friendship and even your haircuts.

  12. To all of you that I know and have known in the Villa family, my children and I wish you our sincere regrets for such a beautiful person you no longer have! Our memories of Daniel were that of his warm and hospitable personality, his dexterity in his fingers(Steven sat in his barbers chair) and his loving nature to all! We have today all the Villas and friends to keep his memories alive! God Bless! Terese, Alison and Steven

  13. Carolina and Villa Children I was so sad to hear the passing of Danny. I will always remember his smile and how much I enjoyed seeing you both dancing together. It’s so hard to know all the great people are leaving us but they’re so lucky to be at the side of our LORD whole and in no more pain. May God give each of you the strength to see you through this time of grief and sorrow. Always Corrina & Aurora Camou, Al Zuniga

  14. I will always remember Danny as the finist example of human character and decency. I first childhood recollection of Danny was that of friendly neighbor, then barber, and then crossing paths while working at the City of Redondo Beach. Although I moved away about 14 years ago, I still have the fondest memories of Danny when I reflect back on our conversations together and his cheerful demeanor. He was one of hardest working and most energetic individuals I have known. His love for his family and life was huge, and an example to fellow. My condolences to the Villa family.

  15. Cindy and all the family: We can’t express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Your father had such a warm, welcoming smile and manner which conveyed the tremendous joy he found in life and his family. He has passed this legacy onto you and your family to help and comfort you through this difficult time.

  16. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  17. Danny was a friendly, happy, wonderful man. We worked with him at the City of Redondo Beach and continued to see him at his home for haircuts and friendship. We can’t believe he is gone , he was so full of life. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Caroline and his entire family. God be with you.

  18. Daniel is a great guy and will surely be missed by all us Bowden’s Our condolences, Renny, Red and Renny Jr.

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