Richard Henry Valentine

November 10, 1928 - July 31, 2021
Richard Henry Valentine thumbnail
Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
Ron and Kay Cochenour
Ed Hawk
Basiletti family
Nay Light a candle


Richard H. Valentine, 92, of New Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Henry and Genevieve (Pimpedly) Valentine and was an honorably discharged veteran having served in the United States Navy. Following his disc…

read more

Richard H. Valentine, 92, of New Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Henry and Genevieve (Pimpedly) Valentine and was an honorably discharged veteran having served in the United States Navy. Following his discharge, Richard began his career as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service at New Philadelphia and retired after 30 years of faithful service. He had formerly attended Sacred Heart Church at New Philadelphia and in his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Richard is survived by his wife, Treva M. (Ford) Valentine, whom he married on January 27, 1951 and together, they celebrated over 70 years of marriage before his passing. Also surviving are three daughters, Tonya (Daniel) Jenkins, Chris Sulzener and Lisa (Howard) Burgess, all of New Philadelphia; two sons, Richard (Barbara) Valentine of New Philadelphia and Steve (Lynn) Valentine of Dover; a sister, Terry (Carl) Dietz of Midvale; 13 Grandchildren and 25 Great-Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Terry Sulzener; his great-granddaughter, Danae Russell; a sister, Eileen Jaskiewicz and a brother, Daniel Valentine.

Private family services are to be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia, where his grandson, Rev. Mitchell Valentine will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia where the New Philadelphia VFW will conduct military honors.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

Service Information

Service Information

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

| Map

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Donate Now

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Richard by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Richard Henry Valentine

Born: November 10, 1928
Died: July 31, 2021

Condolences for Richard Henry Valentine

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Cheri tarulli posted on 8/24/21

So very sorry for your loss prayers to your family Cheri Tarulli and Bob Petitte


Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 8/7/21

Treva and family: So sorry to hear of Dick's passing . He was a great guy and great friend to my dad when they worked together at the Post Office and afterward. My dad always said if you needed an address of someone or some business in the area, Dick was the person to ask. He was like a walking encyclopedia of addresses. What a memory. Our thoughts and prayers for the Valentine family. God Bless.


Frederick Kinsey posted on 8/5/21

To Richard's family, Richard always had a smile on his face and was so friendly as our mailman on South Broadway. He took the time to stop and talk with everyone in our family when we saw him. You have our heartfelt sympathy in losing him. He was such a nice man and will be missed. With love, Fred and Dawn Kinsey and family


Amy Wherley Goodman posted on 8/4/21

So sorry to hear of Richards passing. He was my husband’s mailman and my mother’s (Polly Wherley) 1st cousin. I’m glad you both were able to make it to the reunion in 2016 at Tuscora Park. I remember him there with a smile on his face and some really interesting genealogy records of the family he shared. Good guy! God bless all ?


Annie Tice posted on 8/4/21

Treva and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. My dad (Russ Zingery) worked at the post office and they were GOOD friends for many years. My dad always called him Vallie. That is what we all known him as. I always remember his smile and good nature. Always seemed happy or in a good mood. I'm glad he had a good, long life. MayGod COMFORT all of you at this difficult time. Love, Annie Zingery Tice


Judy rothacher posted on 8/4/21

Treva So sorry to hear of Rich passing Had many fun times playing “bonko”. Also remember him reciting alphabet backwards Our deepest sympathy Gary and Judy Rothacher


Jan Ochsenbine posted on 8/3/21

Treva and family: so sorry to hear about Richard. May God hold you all in his living arms during this time of greif. May God Bless Jan Ochsenbine


Ron and Kay Cochenour posted on 8/3/21

So sorry about Rich passing away. Sitting around the fire at Brittany and Kevins was so much fun. Loved his stories. He will be missed. Love you all.


Jan Howard posted on 8/2/21

Treva and Family, So sad to hear this. Such a great man with so many stories and always a joke or two. He will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless, and sending prayers.


Shirley Davis posted on 8/2/21

With Sympathy; My heart is with you in your loss and pain


Dan Eggan posted on 8/2/21

Dear Triva and family, We are all so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Dick was such a dear friend to Dad and always remembered the family on birthdays and special anniversaries. God is close to those who are hurting. We pray for peace and that your hearts and minds be filled with fond memories. Dick has a lot of people to see in heaven but some where in line is a good fishing buddy and his wife and they have lots of catching up to do. Love and God's Peace Jim and Linda Eggan and family Dan and Kris (Tep) Eggan and family





Ed Hawk posted on 8/1/21

Sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Rich during his dental visits and him sharing a joke with us from time to time. God bless.


Love Art & Laura Ford posted on 8/1/21

Aunt Treva and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God provide you with comfort and peace.


Jackie Gaham Day posted on 8/1/21

I am so sorry for your loss what a great man.Mr Valentine knew my father Jack Graham and every time I would see him we would have great chats about my father, he even remembered the lottery number my dad played .Know my thoughts and PRAYERS years are with you .JACKIE Graham Day


Basiletti family posted on 8/1/21

So sorry for the loss of uncle dick ….all the memories will live in our hearts forever…we love you all


jay winkler posted on 8/1/21

so sorry for you're loss


Shelia (Sizemore) Trachsel posted on 8/1/21

My deepest sympathy for Chris, Tonya and the rest of the Valentine family. I am so sorry for your loss.


Frank Leone posted on 8/1/21

to all the Valentine ,family im soo very sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy,Frank Leone


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 8/1/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard Henry Valentine, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Richard Henry Valentine, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Nay posted on 7/31/21

Very sorry to hear of the loss of a very special man.. Living next to his son and grandsons, when we were younger, he was always very polite and very nice and sweet and always spoke to us. Our thoughts and prayers to the family of the Valentines Love, Nadine & Tiffany