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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Richard R. Valenti

February 28, 1932February 7, 2020

VALENTI, Richard Romeo - We sincerely regret to announce the passing of Richard Romeo Valenti. Born February 28, 1932 Detroit, Michigan and died February 7, 2020 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Son of the late Romeo and Betty Valenti of Detroit, Michigan and son-in-law of the late Karol and Mary Krivan of Sault Ste. Marie. Loving husband of Mary Bernadette Valenti (nee Krivan). Father of Rick and wife Mary, John and wife Jane, and Karen. Grandfather of Michael, Mark and wife Jessica, and Mitchell. Dear brother of the late Joyce Carcone, Janet Certo and George and wife Carol. Brother-in-law of Anne and Sparky Scarfone, and the late Fran and John Mislan, and Carl and Mary Krivan. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Surrounded by family, the bravest man we know passed away quietly at the Sault Area Hospital Friday morning. Richard was born and raised in Detroit, attended Cooley High School, served two tours of duty in the US Navy during the Korean War. Upon his return, he attended the University of Detroit to study accounting. Richard immigrated to the Sault in 1955 and married in 1957. A successful self-made businessman and entrepreneur, possessing a work ethic second to none, he was also a member of the Soo Pee Wee executive, a long standing Kiwanian and dedicated parishioner and member of St. Jerome Parish Council. Sailing was a lifelong passion that he inflicted upon all of his family. Without telling one joke, he was the funniest guy we knew. With not a lot to say, everyone still wanted to talk with him. He was a loving husband, dedicated to his family and will be missed but never forgotten. For all of the special care Richard received over the past many years, the family wishes to express sincere thanks to all of the doctors that have provided their unique expertise, the Renal Clinic, and the 3rd floor Nursing Team for their care and compassion.

Family and friends may visit at Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522) on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 6 - 8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Jerome Parish on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11 am. Rev. Pat Woods officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions (payable by cheque) to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation - Renal Dialysis Department in Richard’s name are greatly appreciated. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Sonia and Frank Dube

February 7, 2020

Dear Mary and family:
Frank and I send you and your family our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Richard.
May our loving Lord Jesus hold you close to His heart and shower you all with His comfort and Peace at this very sad time in your lives.
God bless ,
With continuing prayers,
Sonia and Frank Dube ( St. Jerome's Parish)

Dave Mackan

February 7, 2020

Mary, so sorry for the loss of your husband Richard. In the few times we met through business, I truly felt I had made a friend. Sometimes in life we get to cross paths with good honest people. It was a pleasure and refreshing to have met such a great man.
Dave Mackan and the crew of MACMAR Drywall and Painting

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Biography

VALENTI, Richard Romeo - We sincerely regret to announce the passing of Richard Romeo Valenti. Born February 28, 1932 Detroit, Michigan and died February 7, 2020 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Son of the late Romeo and Betty Valenti of Detroit, Michigan and son-in-law of the late Karol and Mary Krivan of Sault Ste. Marie. Loving husband of Mary Bernadette Valenti (nee Krivan). Father of Rick and wife Mary, John and wife Jane, and Karen. Grandfather of Michael, Mark and wife Jessica, and Mitchell. Dear brother of the late Joyce Carcone, Janet Certo and George and wife Carol. Brother-in-law of Anne and Sparky Scarfone, and the late Fran and John Mislan, and Carl and Mary Krivan. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Surrounded by family, the bravest man we know passed away quietly at the Sault Area Hospital Friday morning. Richard was born and raised in Detroit, attended Cooley High School, served two tours of duty in the US Navy during the Korean War. Upon his return, he attended the University of Detroit to study accounting. Richard immigrated to the Sault in 1955 and married in 1957. A successful self-made businessman and entrepreneur, possessing a work ethic second to none, he was also a member of the Soo Pee Wee executive, a long standing Kiwanian and dedicated parishioner and member of St. Jerome Parish Council. Sailing was a lifelong passion that he inflicted upon all of his family. Without telling one joke, he was the funniest guy we knew. With not a lot to say, everyone still wanted to talk with him. He was a loving husband, dedicated to his family and will be missed but never forgotten. For all of the special care Richard received over the past many years, the family wishes to express sincere thanks to all of the doctors that have provided their unique expertise, the Renal Clinic, and the 3rd floor Nursing Team for their care and compassion. Family and friends may visit at Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522) on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 6 - 8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Jerome Parish on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11 am. Rev. Pat Woods officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions (payable by cheque) to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation - Renal Dialysis Department in Richard’s name are greatly appreciated. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.