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Obituary - MARTIN VALERI

 


Martin Valeri, of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was 74 years old.

A Philadelphia native, he was born on July 29, 1938, to the late Orlando and Pearl Quell Valeri. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately following high school and later graduated from Temple University, attending school on the G.I. Bill. Always a businessman, he was most recently in automotive sales.

Mr. Valeri relocated to the Orlando area from Philadelphia in 1989. He and Ruth Gottlieb Gelfand immediately became active members of the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.

In addition to Ruth, Mr. Valeri is survived by his son, Steven (Marna) of Philadelphia and his two grandsons. Additionally, he is survived by Ruth’s daughter Debra (Yehuda) Inger of New City, N.Y. and son, Steven (Kristie) Cohen of Windermere and her six grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Hillel Skolnik officiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Martin Valeri to Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.

 

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