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Obituary: John S. Villella

John S. Villella

John S. Villella

Villella, John S., 84, passed from this world on June 30, 2019, at home.

John was an Air Force veteran and, at the time of his death, was the owner of Finicky Used Furniture in Prescott Valley, Arizona. John had many varied interests, reflected in his lifetime of entrepreneurship. In his youth, he wrote and sold fiction novelettes in addition to conducting a stamp collection business. As an adult he founded a stock market consulting business, wrote a Stock Market Advisory book, and owned several small auto dealerships in Florida and printing companies in Florida and California. But his true love was owning and training racehorses, evidenced by the fact that he built a horse rehab center on his Florida property. He was a member of SAG/AFTRA.

John had a great many friends in Arizona, California, Florida and Oregon, having maintained some friendships since grade school. His friends and family loved him and he them. He took care of them, worried about them, hoped for and celebrated their successes. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND IN GOOD TIMES AND A GREAT FRIEND IN BAD TIMES. John is survived by his loving wife, Mindy; six children, Lori (Eric) Wood, Jonna (Tony) Capps, Rosana (Randy) Schloatman, Steve (Cindi) Villella, Toni (April) Villella, Brian Villella; his sister, Mary (Jim) Crostini; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Sharon James; and his longtime manager of Finicky Furniture, Joanna, for whom he had great affection. All have funny and loving stories about him — he was a character and will be dearly missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Arizona, California and Florida.

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