Age 90, of Hockessin, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Born in Ventura, CA, Don was the son of the late Roy and Mary (Cota) Valencia. He served his country proudly in the US Navy during World War II on the USS Kingfisher, a coastal mine sweeper. After his military service, he worked at Getty Oil/Texaco for 40 years retiring as a foreman. He was a member of Parish of the Resurrection and the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy R. Valencia and his siblings, Cecelia, Shirley, Renee, Roy, Joyce, Jerry, Marty and Helen.
He will be dearly missed by his sons, Bill Valencia (Cindi) of Bear, DE and Don (Sharon) of Holly Oak, DE; his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jim Galloway of Elkton, MD; four granddaughters, Brittany, Maggie, Clare and Jennifer; and a great granddaughter, Hannah.
The family would like to thank the staff at Franciscan Healthcare at Brackenville for their professional and compassionate care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30th at Parish of the Resurrection, 3000 Videre Drive, Skyline Ridge at 10:30 AM where friends and family are invited to visitation after 8:30 AM. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 Marsh Lane #4, Newport, DE 19804. Condolences may be made by visiting MealeyFuneralHomes.com