MARK ARTHUR VILLASENOR
March 17, 1952 - Glendale, California ~ August 1, 2015 - Mission Hills, California
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, August 7, 2015
Saint John the Baptist De La Salle Catholic Church
16555 Chatsworth St.
Granada Hills, California 91344
HAWAIIAN SHIRTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE WORN IN MARK'S HONOR
Interment immediately following the Funeral Mass
San Fernando Mission Cemetery
11160 Stranwood Ave.
Mission Hills, California 91345
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
WIDOWS, ORPHANS & DISABLED FIREMEN'S FUND
P.O. Box 41903
Los Angeles, California 90041
Mark Villasenor passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 1 at his home in Mission Hills after collapsing. His family was nearby, but attempts by them and emergency personnel were unsuccessful in reviving Mark. At this time it is unknown the exact cause of his death. He was 63.
Mark grew up the third of six children, with two older brothers and three younger sisters. The family lived on Frederic St. in Burbank, and
Mark attended George Washington Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High graduating in 1971. He then attended L.A. Valley College followed by Cal State Northridge (CSUN). In February 1975 Mark joined the Los Angeles Fire Department and served for 34 years until his retirement in February 2009. Before retirement his last service with LAFD was located in Sunland - Tunjunga. Mark's favorite interests were golf, cooking, and traveling.
Mark Villasenor is survived by his wife of 38 years, Darlene; two sons, Mark and Michael; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Gustavo, and their first child (Mark and Darlene's first grandchild) due to be born in November; parents, John and Ruth Villasenor of Burbank, ages 92 and 89; brothers, Pete BHS '66, Jim BHS '68 (his wife Beverly Myers Villasenor BHS '70); sisters, Lisa BHS '77, Emily BHS '79, and Melinda BHS '81; Mark's in-laws; an aunt; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Please view three photos of Mark in the attachments.
Alan Landros, BHS '70