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ValvoH1ValvoH2FORESTVILLE:  Henry S. Valvo, 93, of Bradigan Road, Forestville, died peacefully at home, Monday, June 5th, 2017.  He was born in the Town of Hanover, on December 1, 1923, the son of the late Giorlormo and Ferdinanda (Pagano) Valvo.

Mr. Valvo was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He worked as a Shipping Clerk for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, for 32 years and owned & operated a grape farm in Forestville for 40 years.  Mr. Valvo was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Kawski, of Westfield; Jill (Dana Bennett) Valvo, of Forestville; a son, Patrick (Kathy Collins) Valvo, of Forestville; and a sister, Rose Benson, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Jennifer Salhoff and Joshua Salhoff, 2 great grandchildren Quincy & Yejide Otenigbagbe and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Marie Alice (West) Valvo, whom he married June 25, 1955 in Dunkirk and who died January 1, 1993, a son James S. Valvo, who died Feb. 6, 2002, 3 brothers Carl, Burt & Anthony Valvo and 2 sisters Marion Heaney and Mary Nigro.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o’clock from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery, where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the Dunkirk Fredonia Meals on Wheels, 200 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to


1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Henry S. Valvo

  1. From your Buffalo family, we cherish the time we spent in Forestville yrs ago. Picking currants and just enjoying country life, (living in Buffalo was different.)
    Aunt Frances, Uncle Joe and their kids were like family to us.
    RIP Henry (Hank).
    Mary Gullo Zanghi. and family.

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