Dino S. Villa dies; ex-Census Bureau official

Dino S. Villa, a former deputy associate director of the Census Bureau, died Feb. 1 at a hospital in Athens, Ga. He was 93.

He had congestive heart failure, said a son, Richard Villa.

Mr. Villa moved to the Washington area in the early 1940s and joined the Census Bureau. He served in the Navy during World War II, then returned to the Census Bureau after the war. He retired in 1972 to care for his ailing wife.

Dino Secundo Villa was born in New York City and graduated from Cornell University in 1941.

His wife of 24 years, Christine Ceva Villa, died of breast cancer in 1974.

In 1978, Mr. Villa moved from Tantallon in Prince George’s County to Boca Raton, Fla. He later moved to Georgia.

His second wife, Lyda Busby, died in 2010 after 33 years of marriage.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Villa of Greensboro, Ga., and Richard Villa of Laurel, Md.; and one grandson.

— Bart Barnes

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