Charles R. Valone, 87, of Zebulon, NC and formerly of North East, passed away Friday,
December 25, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on October 4, 1933 in Erie, PA a son of the late Angelo P. and Jennie Liocano
Valone. Charles resided in North East, PA until graduation from North East High School in
1951 where he participated in varsity football and basketball.
Charles was awarded a B.S. Degree from Edinboro University in 1955. He served in the National
Guard from 1953 to 1956, the U.S. Army Military Police 1956 to1957 and in active reserves
through 1962. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University, Philadelphia,
PA and taught Social Studies in the Millcreek Twp. School District from 1958 to 1965, and from
1969 to 1990, he served as Assistant Principal in 3 junior highs and athletic Director in Bristol
Township until his retirement in 1990, after 37 years of service. Charles and his wife, Sally
moved from PA to Zebulon, NC. in 2018.
As a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in North East, he served as
congregational president from 2015 to2017.
Charles enjoyed reading, watching Western movies, especially John Wayne, antique car model
collection, enjoyed learning about new car technology and working on his Model HO RR layout.
He also enjoyed visiting his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed trips to
Jamaica, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Sicily, Canadian Rockies, and several Caribbean cruises.
Charles is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally Souers Valone; three sons, Gary E. Valone
(Sandra), Joel H. Valone (Roseann) and Randall C. Valone (Christine); six grandchildren,
Michael, Curtis, Marcus, Alison, Stacie and Justin; two great-grandchildren, Grayson and
Cameron; and his sister, Patricia Valone McNaughton of North East, PA.
Due to current pandemic and related guidelines, a memorial service will be held in the Spring at
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North East, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the
care of the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 S. Lake St., North East, PA and will be
announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Clinton St., North East,
PA, 16428. To send condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.com.
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