Raymond H. Valentino



Age 77, of Carnegie, PA, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2017. Ray was born January 25, 1940 in Gladden, PA.; he was the son of the late Angelo and Ruth Valentino. Ray loved God, his family, sports and was an excellent Italian cook. On July 24th 1990 He married Carrie Dankowsky Cecchini who survives. Also surviving are a son Christopher Valentino (Apryl) of Winston-Salem, NC and daughter Tracy Cook (Thomas) of Canonsburg, PA, 3 step-children, Nicole Blue (David) , Danielle Black (Michael) and Tony Cecchini (Rachel) , 8 step-grandchildren, 5 siblings and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved Chihuahua Annie and grand Chihuahua Luci, who he adored. In his younger years Ray worked as a referee and sports broadcaster and played minor league baseball. He also worked for McGraw Edison and PTL where he met his best friend, Joe (Bubba) Lee. Ray was very loyal to his alma mater, South Fayette, and attended almost every football game with his brother Ronnie. While attending South Fayette high school he excelled in football and baseball and set many records in the 1950s. Those who knew Ray will miss his loving and funny personality, warm hospitality and delicious home cooked Italian meals. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a toddler son Brian Valentino in 1977. The family would like to thank St Clair Hospital and AHN home hospice for their excellent care. Friends received on Sunday form 4-8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333), where a service will be held on Monday at 11 AM.