Dale Cochran "Duke" Valentine, 82, of New Matamoras, died at his home on Saturday (Aug. 17, 2013). He was born in New Matamoras on July 28, 1931, the son of John and Ida Cochran Valentine.
He was a retired maintenance mechanic at Bayer Company in New Martinsville, W.Va. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Marines, and was a graduate of Matamoras High School 1950. He was a member of Matamoras American Legion Post No. 378.
He is survived by his wife, Mary N. Ball Valentine; and two sons, Terry Valentine of Columbus and Larry Valentine (Gay Michelle) of New Matamoras; and one daughter, Susan Mason of Marietta. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Stephanie Litzinger (Joe), Seth Valentine (Chelsie), Lance and Grant Valentine, Elizabeth, Matthew and Benjamin Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Walter and John William Valentine; and one sister, Helen Boetticher.
Funeral services will be held at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras at 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2013) with David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2013) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at hadleyfh.com