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Carl A. Villani Sr.

Carl A. Villani Sr.

Carl A. Villani Sr. was born April 19, 1925 in Providence, Rhode Island and passed away April 5, 2006 in Tekoa, Washington. After apprenticing in machining at Franklin High School and Bausch and Lomb in Rochester, New York, he served in Egypt during World War II with the U.S. Army.

Following the war, he settled in Los Angeles, where he was a master machinist and model maker specializing in precision R&D projects. He was also an insurance broker, owning and operating Villani Insurance on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. After selling the business, he lived for many years in Southern Oregon, where he was a dealer at local swap meets.

He enjoyed jazz music, golf, chess, fishing, dancing, electronics, and restoring Alfa Romeo automobiles.

Survivors include: sons, Carl Jr., of White City, William, of Central Point; brothers, Dan, of Beaverton, Jim, of Republic, Washington, Vincent Sylvester, of Rochester, New York; and sister, Lucy Ferris, of California.

Interment will be Thursday, April 27, at Eagle Point National Cemetery.