Rockwell “Rock” Muskoff Villard

Born: 10/22/1947 Passed:

Rockwell “Rock” Muskoff Villard passed away on December 12, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Rockwell was born on October 22, 1947, to the late LaVerne and Dorothy (Muskoff) Villard.

Rock was a 1966 graduate of Fairless High School in Navarre, OH.  He served in VietNam in 1968-1969 with the 9th Aviation Battalion, 9th Infantry Division.  He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Western and Norfolk & Southern Railroads.  He retired from Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. as Director of Human Resources.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and garden.  He was a life member of the Second Amendment Foundation and patron life member of the NRA.  He enjoyed traveling through all the United States.

Rock leaves his loving spouse of 51 years, Jane (Janata) Villard; son, Brent (Wanda) Villard; and grandsons, Adam Villard and Luke Villard of Decatur, TX.  (His grandsons were his whole world);  two sisters, Gretchen Sullivan of Millersburg and Jennifer Ishida of Marion; four nieces and one nephew.  He had a host of many close fishing and hunting friends.

A private family funeral will be held at Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH, at the convenience of the family.

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4 Tributes to Rockwell “Rock” Muskoff Villard

  1. Dave Cater '66 says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Rock. As I had not seen Rock, probably since graduation, it was great seeing him at our most recent class reunion. Care & comfort to all the family!

    • Rebecca (Sullivan) Collins says:

      My earliest vivid childhood memory is picking up my uncle when he came home from Viet Nam, no doubt because of the emotion and relief. He was the only person who got off that plane.

      I’ll always associate him with animals of all kinds, but especially his beloved llamas and the fun everyone had going to shows. I’m sure Rocky Top was waiting for him, and hope Batman doesn’t hold a grudge.

      Rock showed us all how to live a full life in the face of a potentially devastating illness, to be brave and take advantage of every good day.

      RIP, Uncle Rock.

    • Sharon says:

      So very sorry to hear of my childhood neighbors passing….Rip Rock

  2. Sherri Durant says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Rock’s passing. My sympathy goes out to your whole family. He will truly be missed by all.

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