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Albert Valentine, 71, of Columbia Station, OH, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Cosby, TN, and had been a resident of Columbia Station for the past 41 years moving from Cleveland.
Albert was a self-employed construction and maintenance worker. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cleveland. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and hunting. He also coached Little League baseball in the 1970s and '80s.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carolyn (née Pelfrey); daughter, Crystal Valentine of Columbia Station; sons, Albert and Curtis Valentine, both of Columbia Station; son-in-law, Todd Goode of Middleburg Hts.; grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Serena, Ethan, Violet, Jorja and AJ; great-grandson, Keegan; sisters, Marcie (JC) Shorter of Sterling, Donna (Bobby) Schultz of Parma, Shirley Waite of Elyria and Christine Hale of Newbury; brother, Bobby Joe Valentine of Elyria; and brother-in-law, Lenny Olsen of Crossville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ruby (née Romines) Valentine; grandson, Dewey Chance Valentine; father- and mother-in-law, Sherman and Mildred Pelfrey; and sister, Brenda Olsen.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral home on Monday, Sept. 4, with Bro. Ryan officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on September 8, 2017
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