THANKS FOR LETTING ME GROW UP
WHO WAS MARK EDWARD VILLANUEVA?
Well, he was loved as a son, a brother, uncle and grandson. His absence has left an unbearable void hard to endure.
Since early childhood, Mark showed an unusual interest in human relations. At age 10, he told his mother that many lives have been lost in the name of religion. He started his own library of more than 500 books on religion, philosophy, archaeology, astronomy, race relations and history. He was curious about primitive and indigenous people from every continent and enjoyed listening to all music genres from all corners of the globe.
He was particularly interested in religion and how it influence society and shape our history. He was a self-motivated scholar and being a man of few words, he used the internet and television broadcasts as his window to humanity. He loved sports and played night basketball.
Rarely seen in public, few of Mark’s neighbors knew he even existed. He appreciated very much those special relatives and friends he met and incredibly, even as a child, he left a lasting impression on those whose lives intersected his brief life. Mark wanted to start his own business and was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Mark had a small carbon footprint. He did not drive a car. He rode a bike. He slept on his small bedroom floor without a mattress. He had no need for air-conditioning. He recycled water bottles and turned off lights whenever he left a room.
Yes, he did attend Head Start.