Francis (Frank) M. Valentine, age 76, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
He was born on May 19, 1942 in Coaldale, PA to the late Frank and Mary (McHugh) Valentine. Frank was a lab technician who worked for Astra Zeneca and ICI. Outside of work, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, trains, running and especially his grandchildren. He was in the Pike Creek Valley Running Club Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed his time as Uncle Frank and Special Frank. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Carol, in 2004. ILY.
Frank is survived by his son, Michael Valentine and daughter-in-law Jenn Valentine of Hockessin, DE; his daughter, Angel (Corey) Godek of Bear, DE; his 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Brody, Sarah, Joe, and Hannah; his sister, Grace Valentine of Woodcrest, DE and Ed Kazmerck; several nieces and especially Madeline, Michelle and Robin. Frank is also survived by his companion, Sandy Parkins of Newark, DE; Sandy’s children, Betsy Parkins (Marie Saker) and Binky (Scott) Andresen; and Sandy’s grandchildren, Alexis, Harper, and Paddy.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 9:30 to 11 AM with funeral services beginning at 11AM at Mealey’s Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 or visit http://salesianum.org/giving/ . Online condolences may be made by visiting mealeyfuneralhomes.com