Alan J. Valentine
November 30, 1950 – June 2, 2018
Alan Joe Valentine, age 67, longtime resident of Easton, CT and recently of Dallas, TX, passed away Saturday night, June 2, 2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife Katherine, of 30 years.
Al was born in Dallas to Bobby and Wanda (Wilson) Valentine, on November 30, 1950. He lived in Dallas for most of his childhood and then moved to Scottsdale, AZ. He attended Coronado High School, where he graduated in 1969, and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in 1973.
A District Sales Manager at Equitable Financial Services for 25 year, Al earned the designation Chartered Life Underwriter, as well as Chartered Financial Consultant. He went on to become a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo, for several years, and in most recent years he was employed by the United States Postal Service.
He was a diehard Yankees and Cowboys fan, and excelled at almost every sport he played. He participated in many leagues over the years, including basketball, softball, tennis, and darts, but his greatest passion was golf. He was part of a regular foursome, the self-proclaimed Dew Boyz, at Smith Richardson Golf Course, in Fairfield, CT for many years, where he hit his one and only hole in one. He also loved golfing, shooting, hunting and fishing with his brothers Ron and Bob, when they could get together. Al was a big supporter of youth sports; he volunteered by coaching his daughters in soccer, basketball and softball, where he was also on the Board for many years. Al enjoyed cooking, and loved to show off his culinary skills for his family and friends.
To those who knew him best, he will be remembered as a very exceptional person. He was always ready to share a cigar, a laugh, and an ice cold Bud, and loved to vacation in Nags Head, NC with his family and friends.
Al is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Valentine, and his grandparents: Sam and Lattie Valentine, and Gus and Virginia Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Wanda Valentine Patterson, of Gun Barrell, TX; his wife, Katherine Valentine, of Sarasota, FL; his daughters: Brandi Myszkowski (Brian) of Port St. Lucie, FL, Jennifer Valentine (Shawn Piers) of Falls Church, VA, Megan Valentine (Kirby Byrd) of Washington, D.C., Molly Kitson (Derick) of Sarasota, FL, and Anna “Boo” Valentine of Fairfield, CT; his brothers: Ron Valentine (Pam) of Denver, CO and Bob Valentine of Terrell, TX; nephew, Travis Valentine (Merritt), of Gulf Shores, AL; and his nieces: Amanda Valentine of Coriscana, TX, Alexandra Valentine of Kemp, TX, and Alaina Valentine of Ft Worth, TX.
He also leaves behind 2 adorable granddaughters: Marley Hanna of Port St. Lucie, FL and Adeline “Addy” Kitson of Sarasota, FL, and was very much anticipating the birth of his first grandson, Everett Kitson, this summer.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8th from 4-7pm at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, 1226 S Elm St., Kemp, TX.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com
- Memorial Gathering Friday, June 8, 2018
Alan J. Valentine
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June 19, 2018
Our paths probably would not have crossed again and that is sad, but what’s more sad is that Al had to leave this earth too soon and so fast. Dom and I have a lot of great memories with Al. Our beach trips to LBI and North Carolina, and many fun outdoor barbecues with incredibly tasty food and lots to drink! Al was always talkative and nice to be around. We will miss you Al - hope you are at peace ❤️
June 11, 2018
Dear Dear Wanda , know one knows how bad it is until they go thru it . Many fond memories of our cotton gin get to gathers and from school days even thou you we well ahead of me ,I still remember those days .God Bless and Keep you and your family
June 8, 2018
Although he drove me crazy at the time, I have what grew into fond memories of him teasing me when I was little. I have enjoyed seeing more of him over the last few years, when he & Ron would come to visit and play golf with James. We will miss him.