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Louis A. "Dode" Valentie


Service: 10:00am Mon. April 16th, 2018
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

VALENTIE, Louis A. “Dode”, 87, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born August 23, 1930 in Springfield the son of Louis and Mary (Angelo) Valentie. Dode was a 1948 graduate of Catholic Central High School. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1950 and served for four years in the European Theater as a radio operator on a C-119. Dode flew numerous missions to many countries and felt it enriched his life. After being honorably discharged he went into business with his father, Valentie & Son Construction. It later became Louis A. Valentie, General Contractor. He did work in all the Catholic churches and schools in town. He built many homes and businesses in the Springfield and surrounding area and had a reputation as a perfectionist. Dode was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #624, Elks #51 and a longtime and generous Booster at Catholic Central High School. Survivors include his three sisters JoAnn Ray, Donna Glassey and Rosemary Asebrook; nieces and nephews, Dr. Leonard & Susan Ray, Courtney & John Geis, Linda & Larry Sterns, Carol & Ray DesCamp, Roy & Diane Glassey, Jr., Laureen Asebrook, Albert & Susan Asebrook and Eric & Lori Asebrook; several great nieces and nephews; special friends, John Pauley, George & Carol Belcher, Dr. Tom & Judy Fazio, Beau Townsend, Lisa & Mark Thompson and many too numerous to name, but your friendship is certainly not forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents, a little sister, Valerie Michelle and two nieces, Stephanie West and Brenda Glassey. Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday in St. Teresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to your favorite Catholic charity or organization.
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We are so sorry about Uncle. He was a loving and generous man. Our sincere condolences to Rosemary and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.

- Lisa and Mel Rife, Sunday April 15th, 2018

Dode....My heart is heavy for all of us left behind but joyous for you. I'm sure the angels were singing on high as they ushered you into heaven. You were such a special fella with a heart of gold.....always putting others first. One thing I'm sure of is you passed through the pearly gates this past Thursday my dad was there to meet you with golf bags in hand, and Keith and Terry in tow.... yep, just like so many golf outings in the past! You were a lifelong friend of my dads, and really more like a brother. Seeing you guys joke around and laugh for hours is something I will never forget. Thanks for being such a good friend to dad, for checking in on mom after dad passed, and always making my siblings and I laugh. Heaven has gained a special soul. Rest In Piece Dode. Love, Colleen Many prayers and tons of love from the entire Scanlon Family to Dode's sisters, nieces, nephews and hundreds of friends who will miss him.

- Colleen Scanlon, Sunday April 15th, 2018

We are heartbroken in the loss of our wonderful, generous, fun loving friend, Dode was such a talented hard working gentleman and loved by so many! We will miss him! Our sympathy and prayers to Dode's wonderful family.

- Carole Belcher, Saturday April 14th, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Lou's passing Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend his viewing and funeral.Lou was a very good friend and will be missed.We are in TN.for the week.

- Jerry & Judy Stumpff , Saturday April 14th, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Dode's passing. He and my brother, Jack, were good friends and it was a fun time when Dode and Jack were at our house. I did have a nice chat with Dode at the visitation for our brother-in-law, Jerry Gillotti, last year. It was so nice talking with someone who was so special to our family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Bob and Rita (Murray) Everhart.

Friday April 13th, 2018

Deepest condolences and prayers to all of “Uncle’s” family. What a wonderful, witty, fun man and a life well lived.

- Cindy (Detrich) Burell, Friday April 13th, 2018

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