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Benjamin Villanueva

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From page A2 | January 10, 2014 |

March 12, 1943 – Oct. 8, 2013

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, we all lost a wonderful father and loving husband. He gave us the gift of many memories.

As a family man Benjamin worked hard. He began his life using his extensive intelligence. He completed his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in one-and-a-half years. He applied what he learned in service to his country of birth, Honduras, holding many significant positions of authority, most notably as the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Treasury. After immigrating to the United States, he became a U.S. citizen. He worked at Santa Clara Water District in several areas of consulting, finishing in the financial department. He used his extensive experiences and his brilliant intelligence to be of service until his retirement.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Penny; and their four children, Margo, Michele, Benjamin Jr. and Pennylu. We will miss him eternally. He was so loved and cherished to the end. In memory of Benjamin please donate to Brain Cancer Research Center at UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. If you send a check, place on the tag line “brain tumor research center.” Thank you.

A memorial service Benjamin’s his memory will be held at Green Valley Community Church on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m.

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