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COL Donald Joseph Valz

Birth
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 10 Jun 2007 (aged 73)
Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 157292754 · View Source
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Of Lago Vista, TX - Son of the late Dino Gris Valz and Erma Trentini Valz. Married the late Patricia Anne Humphrey, RN, originally of Marblehead, MA on May 29, 1955. Patricia died of cancer in 1997.

Donald was also predeceased by his sister Paula, his aunt and uncle, Tina and Hugo Trentini of New Hampshire, his aunt Eva Martiner of Montesinaro, Italy, and his cousin Dick Trentini of California.

He grew up in Andover, MA, graduate of Punchard High School in 1951, and attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Donald completed his Bachelors degree at the University of Nebraska and earned a Masters in International Relations at George Washington University.

He served his country as a tank commander and staff officer for over 27 years with two tours of Vietnam, command of a tank battalion, and four years as Chief of Staff, Allied Staff Berlin.

Donald and Patricia settled in Lago Vista in 1984. They were founding members and active parishioners of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Donald also served St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Salado.

He participated in the Hill Country Singers.

He is survived by his children: Leslie Carruth and her children John Allen, Katharine, Peter, and Michael of Austin; Kimberly Reath and her husband Thomas of Fallbrook, California; and Jeffrey Valz and his children Derek and Chelsea of Dallas; and by his cousins: Lino, Lina Pia, Silvio, Paola, Manuele, Clelia, Alessio, and Italo Martiner of Montesinaro, Italy; and Bill, Linda, and Serena Trentini of New Brunswick, Canada.

Also survived by Patricia's brother, Bruce Humphrey, his wife Susan, and their children of Georgia.

On Saturday, June 16 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lago Vista, the Right Reverend Claude Payne and the Reverend Dale Chrisman celebrated a service of Thanksgiving in memory of Donald J. Valz.


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  • Created by: Mom
  • Added: 20 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157292754
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Donald Joseph Valz (10 Sep 1933–10 Jun 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157292754, ; Maintained by Mom (contributor 48202874) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.