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Alfred Villaseñor

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Alfred Villaseñor Obituary
April 11, 1930 - January 16, 2018 Alfred Villaseñor Jr., known as "Al," passed away January 16, 2018, at the age of 87. He was surrounded in love and prayer. He was full of passion for life, had a deep faith in God and enthusiastic optimism right up to his last breath. A native of Los Angeles, Al attended Los Angeles City College, served in the Navy; visiting Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines. He embarked on a 67-year long career in the Life Insurance Business and Estate Planning along with multiple real estate investments with partners. He resided over 65 years in Manhattan Beach, where he could view and smell the ocean, take daily jogs on the sand, enjoy bike rides on the Strand, body surf, fly kites with grandchildren, play volleyball, and graciously host his family and friends. He loved to be active, he played handball, racquet ball, tennis, and took up golf later in life. He always strived to better himself, even attempting to learn Tango dancing in his 70s! He traveled the world and loved meeting new people. His smile was endearing, his heart was genuine and was a mentor to many. Al loved to give back to the community. Al's history with Richstone Family Centers stretches back almost thirty years. Al joined Richstone's Board of Directors and went on to become Board President. Throughout his years of service Al had made Richstone first in his heart, always bringing new people and new resources to contribute to Richstone's efforts to heal children and their families. In addition to his involvement with Richstone, Al had helped oversee several other businesses and nonprofit organizations. He was on the steering committee and was past Director of E.L.A.R., a re-insurance company. In addition he was a Director for Reading International Inc., a publicly held corporation with real estate holdings in shopping malls and cinema complexes in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. He also served as a Director for The John Gogian Family Foundation and served as a member of the scholarship committee serving the Compton Unified School District and in later years serving the Charter schools of the Los Angeles area. He faithfully attended American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach and First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Al was preceded in death by his daughter Julie, and his younger brother, Robert Villasenor. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy, daughters Lisa (Jeff) Volosing, Laurie (Dirk) Gosda, Anne (Roman) Perez, and sons Tony (Kelly) Villasenor and Chris (Christine) Villasenor, 9 grandchildren, and brother and sister-in-law Gil & Janet Villasenor. He leaves a large, loving family including many nieces and nephews that were an important part of his life. Memorial donations in memory of Al can be made to: The Richstone Family Center, 13634 Cordary Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250 (310) 970-1921 and The Al Villasenor Memorial Fund through The John Gogian Family Foundation (310) 325-2052.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 20, 2018
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