Danilo P Belleza

Danilo P Belleza
War Cold War - Guld War Era
Branch U.S. Navy
Rank Chief Petty Officer
Group Type
Group Name
Wall DD
Direction West
Row 3
Plaque Number 33

Biography for Danilo Panag Belleza

Danilo Panag Belleza (Danny) was born September 11, 1947, in Manilla, Philippines a son of Alfredo Belleza and Benigna Panag Belleza. From a very young age, Danny learned the value of strong work ethics, and that hard work provides a means to better oneself. At school age, he worked every opportunity to support himself and his mom. Though not having all the means and resources of his peers around him, it did not deter him from goals to elevate his present and future opportunities. One great achievement was Danny’s ability to save money and get support from his aunties and uncles to be selected to enter the US Navy Philippines Enlistment Program. He secured enough funds, studied for and passed the exam, and was able to enlist in the US Navy. Danny’s hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed and caught the eye of an admirer Esther Cadiz. He eventually was stationed in the USA in Philadelphia. He married his sweetheart Esther August 15, 1969.

Danilo was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy where he served for 24 years and worked on F14’s as a Jet Engine Mechanic. Following his retirement from the military he worked as an X-Ray Technician. He loved the Lord and served as Head Elder and on many committees in the Virginia Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church and more recently at the Ripley Seventh-day Adventist Church. His family will remember him as a self-taught “DIY-er” and jack of all trades.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 52 years, Esther; sons Bobby and Norman; daughter-in-law Lori; son-in-law Christopher; and granddaughter Taylor.

One of Danny’s favorite hymns that celebrates his life and the eternal life awaiting him on the second coming of our Lord is Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown? We share the beautiful message of this hymn to give us comfort as we wait with hope for that glorious day of Jesus’ appearing:

I am thinking today of that beautiful land,

I shall reach when the sun goeth down.

When through wonderful grace by my Savior I stand,

Will there be any stars in my crown?

In the strength of the Lord let me labor and pray.

Let me watch as a winner of souls.

That bright stars may be mine in the glorious day,

When His praise like the sea billow rolls.

Oh, what joy it will be when His face I behold,

Living gems at His feet to lay down.

It would sweeten my bliss in the city of gold,

Should there be any stars in my crown.


Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown?

When at evening the sun goeth down.

When I wake with the blest in those mansions of rest,

Will there be any stars in my crown?

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