Valenza, Alan Mark Age 57 December 30, 2017
Beloved fiancé of Susan Digue. Loving father of Lindsey, Jennifer, and the late Jessica. Dear brother of Carrol (Richard) Canary, Anthony (Sheryl), Steve, the late Joseph (Judith) and the late Gary. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by parents Rosario and Dolores. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road, (@ Schoenherr) Thursday, January 4, 2018 3-9 pm. Funeral Friday, January 5, 2018 Instate 9:30 am St. John Vianney Catholic Church 54045 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township, until time of Mass 10:00 am. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Roseville (Martin Road East of Gratiot). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
Al Valenza, where do we start? Al had a heart of gold and consistently put others before himself. He was a warm kindhearted man who touched everyone he came in contact with, He was very funny and could put a smile on your face and make you feel comfortable and at ease. Him and his brother Joe were the jokester of the family. They even wrapped up and egg once for my his sister Carol as a Christmas present. Al seemed to know just about anything and was known as the “Go to Guy”. If you had a question or needed help he was your 1st call. He put family and friends at the top of his list, he respected and honored his parents. He learned what so much from his father, brothers and friends. He was Tim the tool guy in real life. He fixed anything from tile to plumbing, but automotive was his passion. Al was the type of guy that would do anything for anyone (short of robbing a bank). He would literally give you the shirt off his back. Al enjoyed various recreations from boating to fishing, camping at Ludington and hunting. He enjoyed sports and was a die hard Tiger, Red Wings and Lions. He stuck with through good and bad seasons. His favorite day of the year was Christmas Eve, where he could enjoy time with family and he could cook his pizzas! I’ll enjoyed cooking and was very skilled at it, everything was fresh and healthy. When Al met Sue, it was meant to be. He loved her so much and treated her children as his own. He was a father figure to them and a good example! Al was reliable, meticulous, organized and believed doing things today and not off until tomorrow. Al also enjoyed his football pools, many us waited for him to get his sheet so we could get our squares. Al was an owner operator truck driver and work many hours, but in his leisure time, a trip to Atlantic City, you could count him in! He especially enjoyed walking the boardwalk and beaches. Al lived a great life, touched everyone that came into his life. A man that will be missed dearly and taken from us much to soon! I guess God needed some work done up there, because everyone knows he’s with God, his parents and his brothers! He will always be in our hearts and minds! Rest in peace my brother!
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