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Gualberto Valentin

July 19, 1938March 23, 2021

It is with great sadness the Valentin family marks the passing of Gualberto Valentin Sr of North Bergen, NJ on March 23rd, 2021. Gualberto was born in Utuado Puerto Rico to parents Isabel Beauchamp and Hipolito Valentin, and was youngest brother to sister Eulalia Hernandez.

Gualberto Senior enlisted in the U.S Army in the 1950's where he proudly served for many years before marrying and starting his family. Gualberto was predeceased by his oldest daughter Adelsa (Evelyn) Malave and leaves behind his wife Maria Felicia Perez, his daughter Frances Sequeira, his son Gualberto Valentin Jr., his grandchildren Johnny, Daniel, Victoria, Christina, Noel, Jeremy, Aimee, Ariana, and Lily, as well as his great-grandchildren Sebastian and Isabella. Henry also leaves behind his nieces Nancy Hernandez, Belia Hernandez, Lisa Hernandez, and Patricia Castillo.

Henry, as he was affectionately called by his family, always had a smile on his face and a witty comment to offer. His children and grandchildren especially enjoyed his dry sense of humor and bad jokes. Henry was a hard worker who worked most of his life as a transportation specialist and was a Teamster Trucker for 30 years. Later he worked in Patient Transport at Meadowlands Hospital before retiring in 2003. Henry was always praised for his helpful, attentive, patient, and easy going nature in dealing with those around him. Many complimented him for raising up their spirits and treating them with dignity.

At Meadowlands, everyone called him Val. Henry was very personable, and everyone loved him. As the first driver hired when the hospital started its Patient Transport service Henry enjoyed bringing the elderly ladies to LifeSpan. He affectionately called them his “Golden Girls” and they loved the attention. Years after his retirement, employees still would ask for Henry.

Around home Henry enjoyed going out and just talking to the neighbors and loved running errands cause it got him out of the house to socialize.

Henry’s pride and joy were his kids and grandkids. He loved bragging about his kids as much as possible. He especially loved to talk about his grandkids and took great pride in everything they did. "He'd affectionately tell his Grand daughter Aimee, “I’m getting old, Aimee. Never get old.” joking wryly as if aging was something we have control over. Henry is the kind of person that would do anything for his family, and he especially loved visiting with Sebastian his great-grandson.

Up until the time of his own hospitalization Henry served as the primary care giver to his wife who suffers from Dementia.

His humor, joie de vivre, intelligent insights, and loving disposition will be greatly missed by all. He will always be remembered with great love and an abundance of happy memories. Always in our hearts.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, March 26, 2021

Memories

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Acela Roselle

March 25, 2021

Henry, Val or "Charlie" to us. Yes, we called him Charlie because his patients were his angels, and so they were Charlie's Angels. Charlie loved stopping by HR to say hello to Frances and share a few jokes with us. We looked forward to his daily visits. My heartfelt sympathy to his family during this very difficult time. May Charlie be surrounded by Angels up in heaven and smiling down on us.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY