ALBANY – It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel Robert Valentine announces his passing on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 87. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Bernice Estelle Valentine, his sisters Dorothy Benedict and Rosalie Morris, his children James Valentine, Daniel R. Valentine Jr., Diane Mendoza and Debbie Akin; his step children Paula Johannessen, Richard Wahrlich, David Wahrlich and Sally McCarthy; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dan was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Dorothy Valentine, his sister Dawn Fredenburg and his grandson Dylan Valentine.
Dan joined the Air Force where he served for 20 years earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He later worked for the Watervliet Arsenal. He was a member of the Guilderland Elks where he loved playing darts. He was an avid pool player at the Golden Cue and belonged to a senior bowling league. He loved playing his harmonica and guitar entertaining many along his way.
A private service will be held. Memorial donations in memory of Dan can be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
Click here to view Dan’s resting place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 40 Middletown Rd., Waterford, NY 12188.
Tim an Laurie Jacobson
We are so very sorry for your loss. Dan was a wonderful man, full of fun, and always ready to dance. We are glad to have known him. He will not be forgotten….
Sorry to find out Dan’s passing. Only new him at Elk’s and he loved to shoot pool with me and we had a lot of fun together. he will be missed.
Bernie and Fami,y, we are so sorry for your loss of such kind, sweet and gentle man, Dan Valentine. We know him through Deer Run Campground. Many evenings he would come over to our campsite and entertain us with his guitar and harmonica. He also had a lot of stories to tell. We will miss him and his great personality. We would sometimes discard things at the campground that we no longer wanted or broken and invariably Dan would pick it up and put it in his garden shed and would u,timate,y repair it to be used again. May he Rest In Peace. God bless him and you too Bernie,
Love, Lorraine and Jim Gorton
Bernice and Family, I am so very sorry to hear Danny has passed away. He was a kind, caring, wonderful person. He and Tommy Valentine took such good care of me when at 13 , my mom passed away. He was always smiling, playing the guitar, and singing. God Bless him and you all. Cousin Gail Valentine Wrieden
This is sad news, what a beautiful soul we lost. Dan was always happy to see you, he always engaged in pleasant conversation, and enjoyed entertaining. My condolences to the Valentine family, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
We are very sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered for his love of dancing at the shows. We will keep you in our prayers.
Barb and Jeff Haines
Dan will be so missed. His smile. His talents with music. How very lucky we were to have known Dan so many years. Camp outs. Elks functions. Bernie our hearts go to you. We enjoyed both your company.
Joan & Harry
Rich and Peggy Blais
Bernie, so sorry to hear about Dan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. He will be missed.
We were so sorry to read about Dans passing…such a nice man…thoughts and prayers are with you all…our Love to Bernice…..Nan, Marian & Cindy Bisner
Guilderland Elks Lodge won’t be quite the same without Dan’s smile to brighten it. A loss for all of us.