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Dr. Luis C. Villegas, Jr.   November 9, 1943 -  June 21, 2019
Dr. Villegas was born in Panama City, Panama on November 9, 1943 to Lucia Lopez Villegas and Luis Villegas, Sr.  He immigrated with his family to National City in 1951 and became a naturalized citizen at age 19.  Dr. Villegas graduated from San Diego High School in 1962, and proudly served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1965-1975.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from San Diego State University.  He studied at the University of Southern California, Graduate School of Education, and completed his doctorate at United States International University in San Diego in 1993.
A life-long educator, Dr. Villegas began teaching in the San Diego Unified School District in 1974.  He proudly served as a teacher and Vice Principal before becoming the Principal of Lowell and Sherman Elementary Schools.  Dr. Villegas also served as the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education in the district.  He served the San Diego community as a member of the Board of Directors for many local agencies including the Girl Scouts of San Diego/Imperial County and the Barrio Station. 

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July 2, 2019  5:00-7:00 pm
Funeral Services   
July 3, 2019  12:00-1pm
Garden Chapel at Greenwood
4300 Imperial Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Committal Services  July 3  1-1:30 pm
Holy Cross Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Dr, San Diego, CA 92102