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Dominic Francis Valeri, 93, a loving, giving, happy and always smiling father and grandfather of Ranson passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at his residence under the care of his loving wife and caregiver.

He was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Ginter, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Luigi Valeri and Elvira (Foley) Valeri.

Dominic retired as a Jock’s Agent at the Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs race tracks.

He attended St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Charles Town.

He graduated from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania High School.

He was a member of the VFW Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town and the Sons of Italy.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce (Sisk) Valeri, at home; daughter, Nicole Valeri Repass (Phil), of Mt. Airy, Maryland;  grandchildren, Justin Stambaugh, of Mt. Airy, Maryland; Samantha Graham (Michael), of Spain; special nieces, Carla Hardy, Diana Taylor; sister, Elizabeth Nitschman, of Michigan and brother, Jimmy Valeri (Sally), Ohio.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Anthea Valeri; brothers, Andy, Ernie Guy, Harry and Martin Valeri and one sister, Mary.

The family would like to thank the VA Medical Center for the exemplary care for the past 8 years and Dr. Milton Havron, Dr. Ajay Virmani with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and Hospice of the Panhandle.

Dominic lived with dignity and without complaint. He never failed to celebrate what was right with the world. He was a wonderful man and loved by all.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at Pleasant View Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Martinsburg with Pastor Diane Day and Dr. Milton Havron officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please wear face masks and practice social distancing due to Covid-19.

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