Norberto "Berto" Valentin
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LAND O'LAKES, Fla. - Norberto "Berto" Valentin, 84, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., was called to rest by his Savior on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
He was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico to Manuel Valentin and Estervina Montero. Berto retired after 30 years from Ford Motor Company in Ohio. He was a charismatic member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and he enjoyed volunteering for the Church, reading his bible, traveling, spending time with his family, gardening and building things for around his house.
He is preceded in death by his son, Luis Prieto; brothers, Manuel, Concho and Antonio Lugo Valentin and sister, Tonia.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elena Valentin; four daughters, Carmen Marrero (Javier), Aracelis Valentin (Antonio), Mary Flecha and Rumilda Gonzalez (Antonio); ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and later that evening the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Loyless Funeral Home in Land O'Lakes, Fla. Berto's interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Published in The Morning Journal on Mar. 27, 2013
Loyless Funeral Home
5310 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Land O'Lakes, FL 34639