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VILLARREAL, Ret. MSgt. Robert Lawrence Entered this world on July 1, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, and left us on Nov. 27, 2015, in Kernville, Calif. He was a very caring and giving man, a kind and gentle great-grandfather, grand- father, father, and husband. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Magdelina, his family, friends, and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio, and Gladys Berry Villarreal, and brother, Richard. Surviving siblings are Leonard Villarreal (Ford) (Gail), Anthony ÔTony' (Bobbie), Eleanor Gorshoff (Micheal), Jim (Patricia) Ronnie (Karen), Gloria Urban (Lawrence) Dale, and Kenny (Candy). He is also survived by his children, Michael Anthony, Robert James, and Chris Leonard (Melinda). His step-children, Louis Jon (Sondra), Leonard John (Jennifer), and Leila Nethercott (Lawrence). 14 grandchildren, and 11 Great-grandchildren. Bob grew up in Toledo, attending locals schools, and graduated from Waite High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Air Force within a month of graduation, retiring on Dec. 31, 1977. He was a very patriotic man, and proud of his Military service. He was a proud Viet-Nam veteran. He than began his civilian work as a NASA contractor for 4 years in Telecommunications, and ended his professional career with Beckman Smith-Klein as their Corporate Telecommunications Chief. He retired for good on Dec. 31, 1998. Bob spent the remainder of his life doing what he loved most, being a home body, working in the yard of the home he picked out, visiting, and camping with friends, traveling with his wife Maggie, enjoying family get-togethers, and just loving life. Memorial services will be held on Dec. 12, 2015 at 11:00 at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary, Lancaster, Calif.

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