Jesse P. Villalobos
Honoring longtime biology department technician
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
black and white portrait of jesse next to a maroon background, white trinity logo, and the text "jesse p. villalobos 1931-2020"

Retired Trinity University staff member Jesse Peciliano Villalobos, nicknamed ‘JP,’ died on Dec. 15, 2020, at the age of 89. Villalobos worked at Trinity for more than two decades, retiring in 1992 as a biology technician.

Prior to joining Trinity, Villalobos retired as a staff sergeant (1948-68) from the U.S. Marine Corps. Some of his assignments included: Korean War; Vietnam War (twice); Operation Greenhouse (aboard U.S.S. Curtis) 1951 Atomic Bomb Test at the Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands; Cuban Crisis (aboard ship) Bay of Pigs; Jungle Warfare Training, Panama; Marine Barracks at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; USMC Base, Okinawa; Hawthorne Naval Base Depot, Nevada; Kodiak Naval Ammo Station, Alaska and Firing Range Instructor, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

Villalobos lived a long life full of accomplishments and adventure from his boyhood to his Marine Corps career and Trinity University career. Villalobos was a prior member of the San Clemente, California Moose Lodge, a hunter, fisherman, camper, barbequer, usher at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, coach for Pop Warner Football and Catholic Youth Organization Baseball, Boy Scout leader, and Spicewood Drive neighborhood watchman. He loved firearms sporting and was a lifetime fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. Read his obituary in full.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Contributions can be mailed to: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Attn: Development 875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225, Arlington, VA 22203.

The viewing (4-7 p.m.) and rosary (7 p.m.) will be held at Mission Park Funeral Home on Jan. 6. The funeral mass will take place on Jan. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church. The internment will follow mass on Jan. 8 at 2:15 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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