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John Valley

John A. Valley

Friday, March 9th, 1934 - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Canfield –John A Valley passed away on November 3, 2019. John was born on March 9, 1934 and lived a very beautiful life for 85 blessed years.

John is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Mary Ann (Theodore) Valley, his four children, John M. Valley, Linda (Valley) Giambattista, Debbie Valley and Jeff Valley, his seven grandchildren, Katie Cerimele, Lindsay (Chris) Giambattista Cox, Justin Giambattista, Jenna Valley, Tyler Leonard, Trace Leonard and Trevor Leonard, his two great grandchildren, Hunter Burnett, Lincoln Giambattista, his brother, Tony Valley and a sister Clara (Sam) Casale; and his sister in law Carolyn Harklerode; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

John grew up in Youngstown and attended Ursuline High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. He enjoyed golfing, horse racing, and was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers.

John’s career started off working at Truscon Steel. In 1954, he established a successful and prospering catering business The House of Valley which grew into what is today known as Valley Foods. Valley Foods provides food to the US Military and is also involved in disaster relief efforts working with FEMA. John was actively involved in the business even at 85 years old.

During his life, John was president of Girard- Liberty Rotary Club, and president of the Liberty Little League. He donated to many charities in the community. His greatest joy was his children and grandchildren and his wife MaryAnn. John especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in the many sports they participated in and it brought him much joy.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Taylor’s Closet Foundation, 1227 NE 8th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 or www.taylorcloset.org. The Foundation was founded by his granddaughter Lindsay Giambattista in honor of her twin sister and John’s granddaughter Taylor Giambattista who died at birth.

Family will receive friends and relatives from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Everyone is asked to meet directly at St. Rose Church 48 E. Main Street in Girard at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, for a Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. John A. Zuraw officiating.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to John’s family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home
    Address
    4442 South Avenue
    BOARDMAN, OH 44512
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Rose Church
    Address
    48 E. Main Street
    GIRARD, OH 44460
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw

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John Guerrieri

Posted at 12:34am
My deepest sympathy to your family. I’m very sorry I wasn’t able to attend due to scheduling. I’ll always remember those days on the baseball fields, his backyard and the House of Valley were I worked. He will be missed. May he RIP.
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Vi Castor

Posted at 10:08pm
To the Valley Family,

You have my deepest regrets on the loss of love one. May he rest in peace. I regret that I was unable to attend the calling hours.
Vi Castor
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Rhonda Howell

Posted at 11:55am
To The Valley family. Mr. Valley was an Icon, a mentor, kind, generous, and very wise. He will be missed. Prayers to you all. The Howell Family
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Chuck Machuga family, Chuck, Bev, Mary, Becca, Emi

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Keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers, our deepest sympathy
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