Louis C. Valentine

Friday, December 24, 2010


(CIRCA 1945)

Louis C. Valentine, 84, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Sykesville, a son of the late Carmen and Mary Fratto Valentine. He was married to Julia Creola Valentine on July 22, 1950. She survives.
He was a graduate of the Sykesville High School where he participated in many sports.
He was a corporal in the United States Army, having served in World War II. He was awarded the Victory medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Medal.
He worked in management at Rockwell International Manufacturing in DuBois. He retired after 45 years of service. He, along with his brother, Pat Valentine, and his sister, Jennie Petraitis, were the co-owners of Valentine's Flaming Hearth Restaurant in DuBois.
He was a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing and was a member the Treasure Lake Golf Association.
Survivors include two sons, Gary L. (Barbara) Valentine of Potomac, Md., and Kevin M. (Cindy) Valentine of Medina, Ohio; a sister, Ann Valentine of American Fork, Utah; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Sam, Joe and Pat Valentine; five sisters: Frances Valentine, Jennie Petraitis, Sally Stover, Gemma Castiglione and Viola Kokoska; and a grandson, Nicholas Valentine.
VALENTINE: Louis C., Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Dec. 22, 2010. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc., DuBois. The DuBois Area Honor Guard will conduct a ritual service at 2:15 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant. Full military honors will be accorded from the church by members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to DRMC Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801. On line condolences may be made at www.gbfuneralhome.com.


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