Mario Villanueva, 65, of Cleveland passed away Thursday May 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 6, 1956 in Guatemala. Mario received his welding certificate in Guatemala when he was 18 and carried that as his profession through his travels in the USA. Later in life he followed his dream of being a business owner and did rim welding.
Mario loved to travel and has been to Costa Rica, the Philippines several times and Colombia. He also loved hair metal music and motorcycles. He had a great singing voice which he enjoyed doing, especially Karaoke. He loved partying with friends and family and was always the life of the party. He also loved jewelry and was a shop-aholic. Mario could be stubborn but made up for it with his great sense of humor. He loved his family especially being a grandfather.
Mario is survived his children, Wendy Villanueva and Sean Villanueva, grandchildren Vincent (14), Silei (12), and Rylie (4) and his former wife Xiomara.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.