On Monday, November 25, 2019, Pantaleon Paulino Villones Jr. of Severn, Maryland passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Jun, as he was known by all, was born on May 26, 1945 to the late Purificacion Mendoza Paulino and Pantaleon Alputan Villones in Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
After graduating at the top of his class and attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas, Jun pursued an opportunity of a lifetime to immigrate to the United States. In 1967, he started work at an architecture firm in Washington, D.C. Early in his career, he worked for several architectural firms throughout the Baltimore Washington area before opening his own interior design firm, Jun Villones Design, in 1984. His iconic work is visible in several places in and around Maryland, including the Baltimore Washington International Airport, the Maryland Science Center, and the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Cable and Communications.
Shortly after immigrating to the U.S., Jun met and married the love of his life, Glenda Sue Villones. Their abiding love resulted in close to fifty years of marriage. Aside from his wife Sue, Jun is survived by his son Keith Villones, daughter Shaunda Villones, her husband Kevin Buttry, and their daughter Penelope Buttry. Jun is also lovingly remembered by his sister Wilhelmina Ramos and brother Lawrence Paulino along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other dear friends.
After retiring in 2009, Jun enjoyed spending time with his family at their beach home in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Aside from his family, Jun had several other great loves in life including art and painting, architecture, and music. His memory will live on in the paintings he created that adorn the walls of his family’s homes. An intellect at heart, Jun also had a passion for reading. He had personal libraries in both his primary residence in Severn and at his beach home.
Jun was also an avid philanthropist. He supported the higher education pursuits of up and coming architects in Nueva Ecija, Philippines by establishing a scholarship program that directly supported the education of countless students. Additionally, he often made trips back to the Philippines to deliver clothes, books and other necessities to children’s orphanages in impoverished areas around his hometown of Talavera. The culmination of his work was donating family land in Talavera to 16 deserving families to build homes on and to erect the town’s first playground in honor of his mother.
The family will receive visitors at the Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, Glen Burnie, on Monday, Dec. 2, from 3-5pm and 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held during the evening visitation at 7:30 pm. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service in the Singleton Celebration Center.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jun Villones Memorial Fund that will continue to support the pursuits of young scholars in the Philippines: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jun-villones-memoral.
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