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July 28, 1933 - April 21, 2011
Frank C. Valentino, Sr., a lifelong resident of the area, passed away peacefully on Holy Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Valley View Nursing Home with his family at his side. He was 77. He was born July 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Fortunato and Cecelia Valentino.
His family moved from Brooklyn to Mount Hope in 1950. He graduated from Otisville High School in 1951 and joined the U.S. Army in 1953. Frank was a retired school bus mechanic for Otisville and G & G Bus Service; a life member of the Otisville Fire Dept. and a “regular” at the Otisville Convenience Store.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Minnie Georgi Valentino, at home; his son, Frank Jr. and his wife, Dee of Otisville; his daughter, Cecelia Jordan and her husband, John of Greenville; grandchildren: Kayla Valentino and her fiancé, Anthony of Scotchtown, Kristie Valentino of Oswego, Aaron Doolittle and Anthony Valentino of Otisville, John Jordan III and his wife, Lisa of State College, PA, Jennifer Jordan of Wurtsboro, Austin and Avery Jordan of Greenville; two brothers, Virgilio of Brooklyn, and Dominick and his wife, Fran of Jackson, NJ; two sisters, Barbara Cataldo and Ruth Valentino of Mt. Hope, and his sister-in-law, Fran Valentino of the state of Florida. Frank was predeceased by his brother, John Valentino; his sister, Mary Nunziato, and his twin sister, Margaret Sfregola.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family plot at Mt. Hope Plains Cemetery in Otisville.
Frank’s family gratefully acknowledges the loving care given him by all the staff at Valley View Nursing Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations be made to The Epilepsy Society of Southern New York, 450 W. Nyack Rd., Suite 9, W. Nyack, NY 10994; www.epiinfo.org
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