Ranilo Villanueva Obituary (1961 – 2022) – Tucson, AZ

Ranilo R. Villanueva, 60 y/oa prominent Nurse passed away on Sunday, July 24,2022.

Rannie was originally from the Philippines and completed high school at Robert E. Finch Senior High School in Connecticut. He joined the US Army 1/69th Armor Battalion in 1986-1992. Rannie was stationed in Kitzinger, West Germany, through which he medically supported and participated in loading equipment for 52 days during Desert Shield without fatalities. His enthusiasm, professionalism, and high degree of skill contributed significantly to the unit’s outstanding performance. Rannie’s exceptional service brings credit upon himself, the speed and power battalion, and the United States Army. He later joined the 7220th IMSU US Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer in charge of the medical squad whose duties ranged from nursing to inpatient care at a VA hospital, coordinating and performing class instruction on various leadership and medical skills.

From 1999-2006, Rannie worked at University Physicians, Inc as an Orthopedic Technologist doing various immobilization technics and procedures from simple to extensive splint and cast applications for a good number of years and then later worked as a topnotch Hospice Nurse for Hospice Family Care in Tucson, AZ. He manages terminally ill patients, pronouncements of patients, coordinates admission status of patients, and triages phone calls in the inpatient unit.

During his tenure, Rannie’s mission is to be of service to a medical facility using skills acquired while employed in a university hospital, in private practice for various professional agencies, and military service.

He was born on October 23, 1961, to parents Orlando Villanueva Sr. and Belinda Reyes Villanueva. His late father is a US Navy Veteran, and his mother is an Educator. Rannie enjoyed his deep roots in the Philippines and went to the United States in 1966 and soon became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Colleagues will remember him as a faithful friend and confidant. His clients and patients have described him as caring, warm, compassionate, and insightful. He is always an encouraging, caring, understanding, and supportive advocate for his patients. Rannie has been his girlfriend’s loving, dedicated, and faithful partner. In his current job as a private nurse, Rannie has been described by the family not only as a nurse but also as a father figure to his patient, with whom he worked for 13 years before his passing.

Rannie is survived by his mother, Belinda Villanueva, daughters Shannon and Sabrina, sisters Belina and son Patrick, May and sons Yousef Jr. and Jalen, brothers Wencie and Orlando Jr., wife Hee and daughters Juni and Keonie, his fiance? Rae and family relatives and friends.

A toast for Rannie with full military honors will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 9:30-10:00 am at Miramar National Cemetery, Veterans Affairs, San Diego, CA. A reception will follow at 8998 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92122, for the Celebration of his Life.

Published by Legacy Remembers on Sep. 13, 2022.

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