Faust J. Valenti

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WEST PITTSTON — Faust J. Valenti, 77, of West Pittston, passed away at home on July 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Sept. 26, 1940, he was the son of the late Faust and Anna Chervenak Valenti.

Faust was a graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston, Class of 1958, where he excelled in baseball and basketball.

Prior to his retirement from Pope and Talbot in 2003, he was employed for many years as a carpenter for Tabone and Barbera Construction Company. In his younger years, Faust was a member of the Pittston Junction AC Baseball Team. He was a former coach for West Side Bank Baseball Team at the West Pittston Little League, where he also served on the Board of Directors.

He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 1962 to 1968.

Faust was also a member of Fox Hill Country Club since 1972, a member of the Keystone State Carpenters Union, and member of Corpus Christi Church, formerly Immaculate Conception, where he was also a member of The Holy Name Society.

Faust's greatest joy in life was his granddaughters. He always made sure the pool was ready for them and enjoyed watching them learn how to swim. It was evident that Faust was proud of his son Michael's success in his business. He always said, "Michael put the Valenti name in lights." His summers were spent playing golf with his longtime friend, Tom Salvaggio.

In addition to his parents, Faust was preceded in death by his in-laws, Albino and Antoinette Ciampi; maternal grandmother, Bertha Chervenak; and aunt Anna Barbera.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Antoinette "Toni" Ciampi Valenti; son Michael Valenti and his wife, Mara; grandchildren Nina and Julia Valenti; sisters-in-law Nicolina Briggs and Rosalie Bugelholl and her husband, Robert; and cousin Angela Acierno; as well as several nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gerald Gibbons along with the compassionate staff of Erwine Home Health and Hospice Care and also a special thank you to his caregivers Alan, Ashley and Jerilyn.

The funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church. Monsignor John Sempa will officiate.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be held in West Pittston Cemetery.

Memorial donations if desired may be made to the Social Concern at Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643.

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Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643
(570) 654-3741
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Published in Times Leader from July 12 to July 13, 2018