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Anthony "Tony" Valencia

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Anthony "Tony" Valencia Obituary
Anthony Valencia

Anthony "Tony" Valencia, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born December 2, 1934 in Granite City, a son of the late Otillio and Juana (Belman) Valencia.

He married Barbara Jean (Nicol) Valencia on January 31, 1954 and she passed away on October 16, 1994. He retired from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service as a steelworker. He had also owned and operated V & V Ceramics in Madison for many years. Tony was a member of the Mexican Honorary Commission and enjoyed working with wood. He was always helping family and friends and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with all.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Faustino "Kelly" Valencia, Abel Valencia and Otillio "Leehee" Valencia Jr.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gary Stitch of Troy, Illinois; a son, Teno Valencia of Kittredge, Colorado; five grandchildren, Emily and Phil Mills, A.J. and Virginia Valencia, Elizabeth Stitch, Christine Stitch and Shana Valencia; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Mills, Abby Mills and Ryder Valencia; a brother, John B. Valencia of Granite City; three sisters, Helen "Nena" Valencia of Granite City, Dolores Broyles of Granite City and Lupe Valencia of Granite City; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the or to the and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Visitation: In celebration of his life, visitation will held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City.

Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, with Reverend Rufus Valencia officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Illinois
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 12, 2018
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