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Joseph F. Valencia

January 24, 1953 - February 16, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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Joseph (Joe) F. Valencia, age 67, of Moosic, passed away Sunday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, after a hard fought battle with Melanoma and Metastatic brain cancer. He is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Patricia “Patt” (Godlewski) Valencia. Married on September 28, 1974, the couple celebrated 45 years of marriage.
Born in Old Forge on January 24, 1953, Joe was son of the late Pio and Josephine (Delayo) Valencia. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after proudly serving as a signalman during the Vietnam War.
A quality control inspector, Joe worked for the Elliott Company (now United Technologies) then Hurley Technical Services before spending the last 15 years with Fluor Corporation of Irving, Texas.
A loyal, dedicated and loving family man, Joe was a familiar face at all of his daughter’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. All who had the pleasure of meeting Joe knew he had a heart of gold and was both a genuinely loving and caring man. He will be greatly missed.
He is also survived by loving family, daughter Tiana (Valencia) Muskey and husband Jason; grandchildren, Tyler, Mia and Mitchell; sisters, Joann Baronski and Ann Marie Schimes and husband Joe; nieces and nephews; and Kimberly (Wincovitch) Reed, who Joe regarded as a second daughter.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion provided to both Joe and his family throughout his stay.
A blessing service is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00AM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Burial with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.