Joseph Valore

November 9, 1936 - October 3, 2017

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Joseph P. Valore, 80, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born November 9, 1936 in Cleveland, the son of Fortune Anthony and Anne Teresa (Dinya) Valore.

Mr. Valore was a member of the Board of Directors of the Perpetual Federal Savings Bank since 1986 until his death. Joe served as a Municipal Court Judge for Champaign County as well as legal counsel for Perpetual and the First National Bank of St. Paris. Joe was, for many years, a trustee of the Mercy Health Regional Board and was a three time Past President of the Urbana Country Club, as well as having served numerous years as a member of the club’s Board of Trustees. Joe served on numerous committees for his beloved St. Mary Church in Urbana, and seldom missed an opportunity to attend Sunday Mass. Through thick and thin he supported Cleveland’s professional sports teams, as well as being a strong supporter of the St. Edward High School and Ohio Northern University. Joe cherished his spring and fall golf trips to the Cascades Inn in Warm Springs, VA with his golfing partners of many years. He took great joy in various trips to Las Vegas with members of his family as they became of age, and introduced them to many sites there. Most of all, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and many dear friends.

He is survived by his daughters, M. Jane (Nicholas) Reyer of Upper Arlington and M. Ellen (Joseph) Moscato of Powell; his sons, Peter J. Valore of Powell and Mark J. (Patricia) Valore of Holland; his 5 grandchildren, Olivia Reyer, Maria & Frank Moscato, and Vincent & Catherine Valore; his brothers, Robert Valore of Lakewood, Anthony Valore of West Lake and Thomas Valore of Rocky River; his sisters, Diane Rhodes of North Olmsted and Donna Hawkins of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his sister-in-law, Mary A. Mastrangelo of Mobile, AL; his brother-in-law, Thomas Lewis of Columbus; as well as 12 nieces and nephews.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Fortune Valore in 1985; and his wife, Martha J. Valore in 2001.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Monday, October 9, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Urbana, with Father Matt Lee, Celebrant.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Mary Church, 231 Washington Ave., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Julie Todhunter Trudo - Oct 9, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I had the pleasure of speaking with him at church several times in the recent past. He will be greatly missed by many. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

wolodymyr strileckyj - Oct 9, 2017

My deepest sympathies. Brother Valore was a great jurist that always treated me and those in our firm with the utmost courtesy and respect. In the later days, we enjoyed great laughs at bar association events that we attended./w.strileckyj/strileckyj law office llc, springfield, ohio

Joe - Oct 8, 2017

Papa Joe was a kind, generous and loving man to all those he met. Thank you for so many wonderful memories that will always be cherished. God Bless You!

Anita Evilsizor - Oct 7, 2017

I was so saddened to learn of your loss. I loved Mr. Valore (out of my respect for him I could never call him Joe). I have always felt he was my favorite employer. Our paths would cross now and then and he would most graciously give me a hug. I will miss that.

Lynn Neer White - Oct 6, 2017

I was so sad to hear about your dad/grandpa. Joe was the one who came to me, after getting to know me through Jane’s wedding, and asked me to consider the position of Director of Volunteer Services at Mercy Memorial Hospital. That recommendation led to the career of a lifetime for me. It fit me and my faith perfectly! I don’t think I ever saw Joe without a great big smile, hearty chuckle and willingness to help. He was a dear man who loved helping people and loved life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn Neer White

gary novak - Oct 6, 2017

So sorry to learn of Joe’s death. I remember him growing up in Lakewood< Ohio. When I was a kid, Joe was the older brother of Fortune, who I played football with at the old St. Clement's grades school. Tony and Tommy were the little kids on the block and always getting in the way of the "older guys". Anyway, a lot of memories came flooding back when I read about Joe. I hope that God provides the grace for the whole family to get through the difficult days and weeks ahead. Safe home, Joe.

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