Leo G. (Vale) Valukevich
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Age 88, of South Side, on Sunday February 10, 2008; beloved husband of the late Loretta (Czeplewicz) (Vale) Valukevich; loving father of Leo, Susan (the late Michael) Rausch, James T. and Cynthia Vale and the late Comdr. Robert Vale; grandfather of Matthew Reid Rausch and Danielle Vale; brother of Eleanor Edwards, Barbara Vale and the late Albert Valukevich. Relatives and friends received Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-9pm at OLECHOWICZ FUNERAL HOME 133 S. 18th St. South Side. Funeral prayer Thursday 9am at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial Prince of Peace Parish, St. Adalbert Church, 10am. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2008.
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May 7, 2008
My remembrance of Leo Vale Sr.
Mr. Vale was always around when we were growing up. I would come to the house with Cindy or Bob, and Mr. Vale would be sitting on the front stoop or in the living room. “Hi, Mr. Vale”, but he would not speak, sometimes he would nod or he would just look. Sometimes we would see him walking on 19th Street, or leaning on the fence on Sidney St. across from Eichley’s. He always seemed to be around, quietly watching. Even when we would be down the river having one of our youthful adventures, walking dogs or doing things we weren’t supposed to do like smoking cigarettes, all of a sudden there would be Mr. Vale walking near the railroad tracks. He would see us but never say anything. He was a silent sentinel of the neighborhood, right there when you did not expect him. I will always remember The Shadow.
Dear Cindy, Susan, Leo, Jim, and dearly departed brother Bob, I will hold the memory of your dad dear to me along with my memories of Loretta.
Most Sincerely,
Victoria Smith Laban
February 13, 2008
After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life's cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.
February 12, 2008
Gone yet not forgotten
although we are apart
your spirit lives within us,
forever in our hearts.
Alan and Fran
February 12, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kathy & Bill Laboon
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