|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1936|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2009|
Donald N. Valentine, 72, of 368 Valleybrook Drive, Lancaster, experienced his physical death on February 21, 2009 and is now living in the nearer presence of his Lord. He was the beloved husband of Carol L. Kogel Valentine, with whom he celebrated Fifty Years of Marriage on June 28, 2007. He was a devoted husband and father, a cherished friend, and compassionate Pastor.
He was the son of the late Norman M. and Ethel Benson Valentine. He graduated from Eastern Baptist College in St. Davids, Pa., and Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass. Ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1961, it was his honor and privilege to serve his Lord as an American Baptist Pastor for forty-one years with four congregations in New England.
Following his retirement in 2002, he and his wife moved to their home at Valleybrook Estates and enjoyed the ministry of hospitality with their many friends from New England. They've enjoyed celebrating special occasions with their children and grandchildren, and traveling by land, plane and sea to places near and far. Seldom seen without his camera, Don delighted in sharing the gift of his pictures.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his children: Robert, husband of Debbie of Auburn, MA; Roger, husband of Alyson of Royal Oak, MD; The Rev. Doug, husband of Jackie of Overland Park, KS; Lisa, wife of William Maynard III of Quaker Hill, CT; and Linda, wife of Peter Cambi of Fair Lawn, NJ; and fifteen beloved grandchildren including baby Cambi's imminent arrival. He is also survived by a sister, Lois, wife of Harry David Marks of Lititz, PA and was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Bogan.
The Furman Home for Funerals, 59 West Main Street, Leola is in charge of arrangements.
Following cremation, ashes will be buried in Pine Grove Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2009 in North Grafton, MA with a Celebration of Life Service following at the Baptist Church of Grafton, Grafton, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the "Good Samaritan Hospital, LaRomana, Dominican Republic." (Lancaster Newspapers, 2/24/2009)
Pine Grove Cemetery
Maintained by: Lulabell
Originally Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Feb 24, 2009
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