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Mario Villajuan

February 2, 1928 — February 29, 2024

Mario R. Villajuan, 96, of Kingston, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 29, 2024.  Born and raised in the Philippines, Mario served as a Scout for the Filipino American Guerilla Forces during World War 11.   He rose up to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th Division of the Western Luzon Guerilla Forces which earned him the honor bestowed upon US Veterans.  He attended the University of Santo Tomas and National University which paved the way for his role as the Supervising Mechanical Engineer for the City of Manila thereafter.  

In 1979, at age 51, he made a bold move and sacrifice in leaving an established career. He relocated his family to the United States settling in the Kingston area in search of better opportunities in this newfound country.  He held various jobs at Canfield Brush Works, National Micronetics and Kingston/Benedictine Hospital to support his family and a sister in the Philippines.  Upon retirement, he devoted much of his time donating to the Salvation Army, volunteering for the People’s Place and local food kitchens in the area.  In his leisure time, he was an avid backyard vegetable gardener and a daily swimmer at the Kingston YMCA.  

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Victoria, five children, Marivie, Arnold, Joana, Ruby and Glenda, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  

Viewing services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 3pm-6pm at Keyser Carr Simpson Hammerl Funeral Home at 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (Tel. 845.331-1473) info@keyserfh.com.

Mass Service will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 242 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401 followed by Entombment at Wiltwyck Cemetery Mausoleum 205 West O’Reilly Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845-331-1099).

In lieu of flowers or if you so desire, well wishes and memorial gifts can be made through a donation in honor of Mario R. Villajuan to the following organizations of your choice:

-Hudson Valley Hospice & Palliative Care
Hvhospice.org
153 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-2273

-Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
550 Aaron Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone- 845-331-9373 ext 189
Fax- 914-368-2483

-WillCare
918 Ulster Avenue
Suite B
Kingston, NY  12401
845-331-3970
-Salvation Army
35 Cedar Street
Kingston, NY 1240
Salavationarmyusa.org
845-331-1803

-Kingston YMCA
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810

-People’s Place
17 St. James St.
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-4030


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Visitation

Friday, March 8, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston

326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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Mass

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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St. Joseph's RC Church

242 Wall St, Kingston, NY 12401

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Entombment

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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