Santos Villareal

santos villareal

March 22, 1933 ~ March 10, 2018

Villareal, Santos, age 84, of Englewood, formerly of Leonia, on Saturday March 10, 2018. Born in Puerto Rico he moved to the mainland as a young adult. He was a service technician for Heller Laboratories of Leonia but was most known as a beloved Crossing Guard at Broad & Hillside Avenues in Leonia. Devoted father of Diane Bell and husband Glen, John Villareal and his wife Lynda and Daphne Villareal-Garcia. Cherished "Papa" of Reuven, Daphne, Michael, Kyle and Kayla. Great grandfather of 4. Dear brother of Maria Carrasquillo. Dear companion of Helen Rivas. He will always be remembered for his devotion to children, particularly his grandchildren, whom he was always there to play with and guide. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For information call (201) 944-0100.


Visitation at Funeral Home: March 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Prayers go out to the Villareal family, I worked with Santos. I remember Santos & I not working together anymore… he would work for a car dealership in Englewood & I would run into him now & then as we were both sort of in the same line of work… always happy he was Great guy & many memories R.I.P. Santos

  2. John and family our sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved father. Our prayers are with you at this time.

    The Marty Family

  3. Dear John, Lynda and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing these wonderful family photos. You can tell your dad really cherished his family. May he rest in peace.
    – Margaret Markgraf

  4. Dear John, Lynda and the Villarreal family, we are very sorry for your lost. He sounds like he was a wonderful person. He’s with the other Ángels in heaven.
    May God give you strength and peace at this very sad time.
    We miss you guys. Kyle and Kayla have grown so fast.
    May God bless your family always!
    Miss you and love you,
    Frank, Rae, nicole and David Marcelino.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. The heavens have become a richer place…sending much love.

  6. Loving thoughts and prayers go your way. We’ll be sending a gift to St. Jude Children ‘s Hospital. May your beloved Santos Rest In Peace in the Lord God’s kingdom.

    The Magno family

  7. Please accept my deepest condolences. The following words have helped many to cope with the loss of someone special. 1 Corinthians 1: 3, 4 states "Praise be the God and Father or our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials…"

    Our Father, Jehovah God, will help your family and friends cope with such a difficult loss. In 1 Corinthians 15:26 he promises us that "the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing." I hope the family and friends can find some comfort in this promise.

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