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Walter John Valasek
Age 93, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was born in Canton, Ohio, May 30, 1924, to the late, John and Emma Valasek. Walt was a 1942 graduate of Timken High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy while serving in WWII and retired from The Timken Bearing Company. Walt enjoyed woodworking and playing golf. He really enjoyed being chosen to take the Honor Veteran's Flight to Washington DC. He was a regular follower of McKinley sports, Ohio State, the Cleveland Indians, as well as all sporting events his grandchildren participated in.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Valasek; and sisters, Eillen Orman and Elanore Snode. He leaves his wife of 68 years, Donna; son Ross (Karen) Valasek; daughter, Connie (Jeff) Romig; grandchildren, Bret (Laura) Valasek, Jennifer Valasek, Troy Valasek, Kyle (Melanie) Romig, Drew Romig, and Brenna Romig; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Abigail Barrett, and Elia Romig; and special nieces, Peggy (Glen) Specht and Lynda Thompson.
A celebration service of Walt's life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the McClain Mausoleum inside of Forest Hill Cemetery (4414 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709). The family requests that you dress in casual attire and no flowers, please. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home of North Canton, Ohio (330-452-4041).
Published in The Repository on June 25, 2017
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