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Dominic "John" Valesano

DOMINIC JOHN VALESANO FORMERLY OF DYER, IN April 26, 1932 November 28, 2012
Dominic "John" Valesano, age 80, of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Dyer, IN passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy Ellen Valesano; children: Dr. John Valesano (Laurie), Julie, Kathy (Ernest) Holley and Valerie (Donald) Porter; grandchildren: Anthony, Natalie, Andrew, Alletta, Kira, Ryan, and Jeremy. Preceded in death by his parents: Anna and John Valesano; brother, 2nd Lt. Bernard Valesano; and sister, Ann Durham. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Dyer, IN. Fagen Miller Funeral Home, Dyer, in charge of arrangements. Another Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church in Hilton Head Island, SC at a later date. Interment at Columbarium of St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. A LOVING AND DEVOTED HUSBAND, ADORED FATHER, GRANDFATHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND TO SO VERY MANY, JOHN WAS A JOYFUL, DEEPLY FAITH-FILLED AND GENEROUS MAN. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois and Master of Engineering degree at Princeton University, John began a 38 year career at Amoco Oil Company. While working, he earned an MBA at the University of Chicago. In 1992, he and Nancy retired to Hilton Head Island, SC after living in Dyer for 33 years. While retired, they enjoyed an active life of serving family and friends, traveling the world and living every day to the fullest. JOHN WILL BE MISSED BY ALL, BUT WE KNOW HIS JOYFUL SPIRIT WILL NEVER LEAVE US. Memorials: The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in John's honor to his and Nancy's favorite charity: St. Anthony Zuni Indian Mission, P.O. Box 486, Zuni, New Mexico 87327-0486. www.fagenmiller.com


Published in The Times on Dec. 2, 2012
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