Stephen R. Valkos Jr.

Stephen R. Valkos Jr., 30, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the University of Florida-Shands Campus, Jacksonville, Fla., following complications from pneumonia.

Stephen was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 5, 1982, a son to Stephen R. Valkos, Arden, N.C., and Ann Marie Valkos Coleman, Wilkes-Barre.

He was a graduate of Meyers High School, Class of 2001, and attended Luzerne County Community College.

He was employed by Hartland Express Trucking Co.

Stephen was a member of the former St. Therese's Church, Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, and was a certified personal trainer.

He had been preceded in death by an infant brother, Aaron Valkos; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Bernadette Kossuth Valkos; and maternal grandparents, John and Ann Vino Migatulski.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his stepfather, Charles Coleman, Wilkes-Barre; stepmother, Jeanine Valkos, Arden, N.C.; fiancee, Tara Lynn Stateler, Ocala, Fla.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Volunteers in Medicine, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Stephen's obituary at

Funeral Home

Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138

Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 12, 2013