Valerian L. "Val" Sicheri, 97, of 173 Summer St., Bradford, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 12, 2016) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
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Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Kersey, he was a son of the late Nerino and Celestina DePra Sicheri.
On Jan. 7, 1942, he married June Elizabeth Cordner, who died on Sept. 29, 1992.
Mr. Sicheri was a 1937 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He established a record, locally, in never having been late or absent from class during his 12 years of school.
He began his working career with Tuna Manufacturing and joined the Carpenters union in 1938, Local 947.
On July 26, 1941 he enlisted in the United States Army. During World War II he served with the 176th Field Artillery Battalion in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 24, 1945.
Val returned to Bradford and continued working as a carpenter with Gigliotti Builders.
Val had been a member of St. Bernard Church.
Surviving is one daughter, Cheryl (Donald) Wiley of East Fallowfield; three grandchildren, Michelle Bailiff, Jason Wiley and Matt Sicheri; one great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Bailiff; and several nieces and nephews.
Val was preceded in death by his parents, his wife June, his sons Tommy Sicheri and Richard Sicheri, his sisters Rosella Colosimo, Adele Briggs and Anna Kelly; and one brother Delmar "Bud" Sicheri.
Private services will be held for family members at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials if desired may be made to CARE for Children, 723 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 15 to Jan. 21, 2016