The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 26, 2014

Rudolph Valich

Star Beacon

GENEVA — Rudolph “Rudy” Valich, age 64, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Born Sept. 5, 1949, in Cleveland, he was the son of Josephine L. (Mauer) and Louis J. Valich. After Rudy graduated from high school, he faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.

He enjoyed bowling, golfing and darts in his spare time.

He is survived by his sister, Josephine (Bill) Grof; brother, Louis J. (Sharon) Valich; nephews, C. J. Valich and John (Jessica) Grof; and a niece, Dana Valich.

He was preceded in death by his life partner, Dorothy “Gerry” Robinson who passed on Oct. 24, 2013; his parents; and step-father, Charles Kapel.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.

A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. George Kusy, of St. Cyprians Catholic Church, Perry, officiating. Final resting place will be Perry Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

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