Joseph S. Valentino Sr., 80

OSWEGO, NY – Joseph S. Valentino, Sr., 80, of Oswego, died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at home in Chesterfield, SC

Mr. Valentino was born July 26, 1934 in Oswego, the only son of the late Salvatore and Rose (Favata) Valentino.

He worked as an auto mechanic, welder, and mechanic instructor and was a United States Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtis (Adams) Valentino; and his sisters Rose, Grace, and Mary (Marie) Valentino and Theresa Shannon.

Mr. Valentino is survived by his current wife, Nina Rivers Valentino of Chesterfield, SC; two children: Joseph S. (Julie) Valentino Jr. of Malone, NY and Myrtis (Michael) Sterio of Oswego; five grandchildren: Brooke, Anthony, Nickolas, Olivia, and Natalia.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 3 at Friendship United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, SC.

Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Valentino family.

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