Mariano Villaneda, 89, entered into rest on January 2, 2010, at McAllen Medical Center.  He was born on April 9, 1920, in San Antonio, Texas, to Francisco Villaneda and Santos Perez.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maria Guadalupe Villaneda; sons, Rodolfo Villaneda, Anfulfo Villaneda, Franciso Villaneda; daughter, Rosa (Juan) Leyja, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mariano is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nicanor Villaneda.

Cremation services for Mr. Villaneda took place January 7, 2010 at Val-Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna, Texas. Funeral services have been entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.