Renato A. Villanueva, M.D.

  • Born: February 24, 1934
  • Died: September 22, 2018
  • Location: Shelby Twp, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

VILLANUEVA, Renato A., M.D. age 84, Sept. 22. Beloved husband of Regina Villanueva, M.D. Dearest father of Reuel (Lourdes), Renee (Armando) Esteves and Renato, Jr. (Vanessa). Proud grandfather of 4. Also survived by 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Visitation Friday 5-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Rosary Friday night. Instate Sat. 9:00am St. John Vianney 54045 Schoenherr until Mass 10:00am. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Dr Villanueva's passing. I worked as a teen volunteer at St. Joe's years ago and was blessed enough to get to work in several surgical pre-op and post-op departments. He was always very kind to everyone, even us teen volunteers. He was wonderful with his patients. A very great doctor and great man. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jenniffer Sopko - Shelby, MI - Acquaintance   September 29, 2018

Dr. V was one of three of the Filipino anesthesiologists I had the pleasure to work with and call a friend. I started at St. Joseph Hospital just a month or two after Dr. V did. He'd make pre-op rounds at night or we would be working in the evenings or on-call and we had time to talk. He was a great instructor while in the OR and caring for his patients. I don't think he got angry, just frustrated when things weren't going well. I remember after caring for several cancer patients he made a comment about it seemed the nice people died too young and that he was going to be crabby when he got older. I know that never happened. After I had my daughter he walked with me to the nursery and said he thought she looked like one of his (Filipino) with her dark hair and eyes. I told him it was because I worked so much with him, Dr. Sandoval and Dr. Reyes. We talked about when he practiced OB back home, Filipino customs, vacations and trips his family would take. I missed him after he left the hospital and counted on Dr. Sandoval to keep me updated but then he moved to Florida. I will cherish the memories of Dr. V and know he has a special place with the Great One. God Bless him and his family.

Posted by Jacquie Voss - Port Huron, MI - Friend   September 27, 2018

"Our sincere sympathy to your family" We enjoyed seeing and visiting your family at St. John Vianney. Dr. Villanueva will be missed.
~The VanHall Family

Posted by Dennis VanHall - Macomb Twp., MI - Acquaintance   September 27, 2018

Rene was a friend and neighbor of ours for 45 years. He was always very pleasant and fun to be around. We will miss him sincerely. Our prayers are with Reggie and the whole family in this time of need.

Posted by Roger and Sandy Curtis - Shelby Township, MI - Neighbor   September 26, 2018

Dear Regina:
I was sorry to learn of Renato's death. He was a wonderful man and a dear friend. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember fondly my days at your home.

Love, Sister Bernadette Kambeitz, SC
(as told to Sister Karen Hawver, SC)

Posted by Sister Bernadette Kambeitz - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   September 25, 2018

Sorry for your loss he was a good doctor he will be miss

Posted by Carol Petrone - Clinton twp, MI - Coworker   September 25, 2018

I am very sorry for your lost. I worked with Dr. Villanueva many years ago. He was a wonderful man and good doctor. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Cathy Cooper - Shelby township, MI - Coworker   September 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family
Honored to have known Dr V., a wonderful individual. God Bless All.

Posted by Joan & Ken Berry - Sterling Hts, MI - Friend   September 24, 2018

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