LEBANON — George Joseph Valania, of 1412 Hemlock St., Shamokin, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Veterans Medical Center.
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He was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Shamokin, a son of Josephine and Joseph Valania.
George served 11 ½ years in the US Navy on the USS Randolph and on The Enterprise. After his honorable discharge he worked on pipeline construction.
Surviving George are his son and daughter-in-law, George and Donna Valania, of Hazlet, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Denny Bonshock, of Northumberland; son Greg Valania, of Reading; daughter Jackie Valania, of Shamokin; grandchildren, Denny and Katie Bonshock; Brian, Michelle and Jonathan Valania, and great-grandchildren, Evan and Cameron Bonshock, Layla Ritz and Adriana Valania. He is also survived by a brother, James.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Butch and Jerome, and two sisters, Joan and Sandra.
VALANIA — George Joseph Valania, of 1412 Hemlock St., Shamokin. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 27 North Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
27 North Vine Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851
Published in The News Item on June 10, 2014