Obituary Reports the death of an individual, providing an account of the person’s life including their achievements, any controversies in which they were involved, and reminiscences by people who knew them.
John J. Valentine, 67, of Lake Wylie, S.C. and formally of Pleasantville, passed away on Dec. 7 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.
John was born May 3, 1954, in New York, N.Y. to Joan (Rice) Valentine and the late Joseph A. Valentine.
He was a graduate of Pleasantville High School, Class of 1972. John was proud to be a volunteer fireman at Daniel P. Hayes Hose and eventually became captain. He worked at Pleasantville Ford as parts manager for many years before moving to Connecticut.
John enjoyed family vacations in Lake George and Ocean City, N.J. Later, he and Annette spent winters in Venice, Fla. and enjoyed the warm weather.
Survivors include the love of his life, Annette Valentine; daughter Nicole Lowden (Keith) of Danbury, Conn.; son Ian Miles (Allison) of Lake Wylie, S.C.; mother Joan R. Valentine of Connecticut; sister Nora Donovan of Massachusetts; sister Nancy Sullivan (John) of New Jersey; sister Kathy Corcoran (Robert) of Connecticut; grandchildren Shane Miles, Vanessa Baran (Carter), Joshua Miles, Sophia Miles and Brianna Miles; great-grandson Beckett Baran; five nieces, four great-nephews and many loving cousins whom he shared many family memories with growing up. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Michael Donovan.
Memorials may be made to a local National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter or at www.nationalmssociety.org.
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