Manuel Joseph Villalobos

May 25, 1931April 12, 2018

Manuel Joseph Villalobos was born on May 25, 1931 and passed away on April 12, 2018.


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Eric Sarbacker

April 20, 2018

My Uncle Joe was a gentle, caring, nurturing, funny, and patient man. I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of him, but my favorite memories were when he would come over to our house to repair things. It would just be me and my Uncle. I always looked forward to being his assistant, and admired how he kept his tools. They were always organized, and he stressed how important it was to use the right tool for the job. The biggest job we ever did together was reattaching the top of a wall to the roof that was damaged from an earthquake. We had to remove the tiles, cut into the roof, raise the exposed rafters, pull in the wall, and then reattach everything. It was much crazier than it sounds, and he included me in the entire process with so much patience. He had such an easy going attitude, with a twinkle in his eyes that allowed one to see his heart and soul. I will greatly miss my Uncle Joe, for he was a humble man, and such an amazing role model. My heart aches for Aunty Carol, Cousin Paul, Halle, and Sadie. You all are in my prayers. Love, Eric, Jamie, Austin, and Ashely

Mike Sarbacker

April 18, 2018

I have very fond memories as a child and throughout my life with Uncle Joe. He was my god father and a very giving man. We spent quite a bit of time together when I was young, on many fishing trips, a couple of local lakes and streams and a couple of deep sea adventures with his buddies. He loved to fish, and there’s no doubt that’s where I got “hooked” and also passed this on to my boys. There were a lot of holiday get-togethers in our family. At these occasions it was always so much fun to witness all the ribbing my uncles and dad would toss at each other, there was so much love. Uncle Joe’s company was enjoyed by all and I will always have you in my memories. Rest in peace my special Uncle. Aunty and Paul, I am so sorry and I hope to see you soon. Love Mike, Debbie and family.

Leanne Haskins

April 18, 2018

As a child, I always knew how lucky I was to have such wonderful Aunties and Uncles. The world has lost a wonderful caring and loving, kind man. My Uncle Joe always made me feel special. From the time you came into their home, Uncle Joe tending his little bar in the backyard would greet you with his smile and a “Hi honey, what can I get you to drink?”. You just knew you were loved. To Aunty Carol , Paul, and his beloved granddaughters , you are in our prayers. Rest in Peace my dear Uncle, you will always have a special place in our hearts. Love, Leanne, Craig and Family.

Camellia Bolduc

April 17, 2018

Even though I was the youngest of all the cousins Manuel always greeted me warmly with his great smile and a super big hug. He was a wonderful loving person. He was truly a family man. He loved his wife, son, and grandchildren as well as his sisters and his entire family. Manuel and my brother were close when they were growing up and all I can think of is the two of them up there having a big laugh. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Love, Camellia

Martin Feinmark

April 17, 2018

I met Manny in the late 1980's while working for the LAPD. Manny turned out to be my best friend, father figure and a great mentor. He introduced me to his fishing club, The Eastside Rod & Reel Club. We went on numerous fishing charters from Los Angeles to Mexico. One of his favorite things to do was spend time in Big Bear. Whether we caught fish or not, it was always fun. Manny was the fillet king and always took care of our catch. I always called him the "Captain" while up there. He was also a master BBQ king. He would expertly grill steaks for the group after a a day of fishing. Manny was always there when there was a home emergency. On numerous occasions he came running over to my house while the water from a broken pipe was still gushing. He was a true friend to all and will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him. God bless your family and may you rest in peace, my friend.

Cecilia Sarbacker

April 17, 2018

Manuel, also known as Uncle Joe, Manny, ManJoe, as well as the best brother one could ever hope for. Manuel was kind, considerate of others and always there to help if anyone needed help. We grew up in a happy family always playing outside together and with other children in the neighborhood. Manuel was a altar boy at St Mary's Catholic Church in Boyle Heights. Our family always attended Sunday mass together, our Mother and Father were good examples of how a person should live. Manuel will be missed by everyone who knew him. My heartfelt condolences to his loving wife Carol, his son Paul and two granddaughters who are in my prayers and thoughts every day. We all have good memories of Manuel.