Leland James Valimont, age 61, of Leesville, S.C., formerly of Erie, passed away at his home on Friday, October 26, 2012. He was born on August 20, 1951, son of the late Dorothy C. Scheloske and Harry A. Valimont. Leland was a 1969 graduate of Academy High School. He worked at Smith Meter, Inc. for approximately 20 years before relocating to South Carolina. He was an avid NASCAR fan and outdoorsman. Leland is survived by his brother, H. Michael Valimont, and his wife Lyla C. Valimont, of Eaton, Ohio and their three daughters; two sons, Robert J. Valimont of Leesville, S.C. and Chris L. Valimont, and his wife Becky, of North East and their two children; two step-daughters, Kelli Anderson, and husband Shane, of Columbia, S.C. and their four children, and Renee Bloom, and husband Tony, of Kane, Pa. and their four children. He was preceded in death by his wife Sherri Lynn Morgan Valimont. Friends are invited to attend a non-traditional service at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW #4789 College Scholarship Fund, 28 Vine St., North East, PA 16428. A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW (same address) following the service. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 16, 2012