Valentine, Craig H. Sr. COLONIE Craig H. Valentine Sr., 82, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Craig was born in Pittsburgh, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean War
from 1950 to 1954 attaining the rank of tech sergeant. He was a police lieutenant for Conrail in Selkirk for 34 years before retiring in February 1993. He was a member of the BPOE
Elks Lodge 2192 in Colonie, American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon, VFW
Post 8692 in Lansingburgh, and the Veterans of Lansingburgh. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. Craig is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley (Avery) Valentine; his loving children, Sharon Palmer (Dale), James Rhoads (Linda), Alice Coons (Rodney), Craig Valentine Jr. (Mary Beth), and Mark Valentine (Kathy); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens in Colonie. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 454 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Craig H. Valentine Sr. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.