Last updated 1/7/2021 at 10:57am
Fred Villarreal, beloved son of Jose C. and Maria Luz Villarreal, passed away on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2020. He is survived by his daughters, Adriana Villarreal and Sonia Cerda. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Villarreal of Fallbrook (and his nephew Beto Villarreal); his brother, Ray Villarreal (Paola), nephew Andrew (Liz), and niece Jennifer Villarreal; brother-in-law Thomas and sister M.E. (McLean) Hines of Vista.
Fred's academic achievements included graduations from Potter Jr. High, Fallbrook Union High School, San Francisco State University, and an earned master's degree from San Diego State University.
His career achievements included successful careers as a social worker, adoptions caseworker, and he retired from law enforcement as a parole officer/administrator. He volunteered in numerous community and "missionary-like" projects that supported, motivated, and inspired youth and others in need.
Fred is remembered for his generosity, courage, sensitivity, and corny sense of humor. We doubt that anyone appreciated "Seinfeld's" characters more than he did.
Fred was a loving, responsible, and dedicated son and father. One of his neighbors described him as a "sweet man," and another neighbor named her toy after him. He was a "good boy," and an easy person to love, and an even easier person to remember.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family ceremony honoring him is planned. In lieu of flowers, please send a voluntary donation to Rady Children's Hospital, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92120. Fred loved children and his niece, Maliza, who he gave wonderful care prior to her passing.