Francis (Frank) M. Valentine

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 . Online condolences may be made by visiting 


Submitted by MARY MCINNIS on
Frank was a special friend to the Saker and McInnis families'. I remember him sending us the wonderful hams for the holidays. I was so proud of him competing just a few years ago in the rough Blue Ridge Marathon. RIP.

Submitted by Peter & Janet P... on
Frank was a special guy in many ways as a friend, father, grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. He now joins the elite class of Sallies grads who have gone before him.

Submitted by Anish Shah on
My Deepest Condolences to the family. Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time.

Submitted by Bala Chowara on
My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Our prayers and sympathies are with you in your time of sorrow

Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
Deepest condolences to the Valentine family and friends for the loss of your loved one Francis. You will be reunited with Francis again very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2:44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:9,10, no more sickness pain or death life without end Revelation 21:1-5.

Submitted by Arlene Skotnicki on
My heartfelt sympathy to the family and all who loved Frank. Remember the good and hold onto the memories for a lifetime. A friend of Grace.

Submitted by Sissy on
My deep condolences to the Valentine family, I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus view of death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy

Submitted by Rebecca on
I send my sincere condolences during this very difficult time , may you find comfort from the encouraging words find at 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14