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John "Jack" McWreath Valentour

September 25, 1927 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 92)


John McWreath Valentour (Jack), 92, passed away July 14, 2020. He was born in McDonald, PA to Mary and Louis Valentour. He was residing at The Palmettos in Bluffton, SC and called to his heavenly home while sleeping.

After Jack graduated from McDonald HS, he served with the military police in Osaka, Japan. From his military service he went on to Muskingum College in Ohio, where he met the love of his life - June Delorise Davis, married Feb 3, 1952 (67yrs). They started their life together in Park Forest, IL where Jack was a Kiwanis member and became president of the local club in 1962.

Jack was employed at Goodyear, then RJR Archer Inc. (Filmco Division) where he retired as vice president of sales. He resided in Lisle, IL, Aurora, OH, then retirement led him to Hilton Head Island, SC where he drove a school bus for the HH public schools. He also volunteered at the visitor center on the island and gave informative beach walks.

His love of nature and outdoors was evident in his daily jogs and beach walks on HHI. He had a wonderful way of storytelling and kept us all laughing.  His granddaughter says he was saucy and fun!! He enjoyed traveling across the USA, British Isles, Italy, Egypt as well as China and Hong Kong.  Jack was a cultured and forever curious lifelong learner. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He also made the best chocolate/peanut-butter fudge and pralines.

Jack was a founding member of Lumen Christi United Presbyterian Church in IL and member of HH Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Valentour was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife June (Sept 2019); son John M. Valentour Jr; his brother Louis Valentour of Pittsburgh and Sister Jeanne McDonald of Mt. Lebanon.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children -

Jeanne (Larry) Williams, Bluffton, SC - Lance (Debbie) Valentour of Naperville, IL - Elizabeth (John) Wagner of Greenfield, IN - Louis (Phyllis) Valentour of Bolingbrook, IL. Grandchildren (9) Jennifer (Jeff), Laura (Justin), John, Eric, Heather (Mike), Angela (Brian), Jordan, Brian, Erin (Marcia),

13 great grandchildren as well as nieces Diane, Cathy, Sarah and nephew John.

Service to be held in McDonald, PA at a later date.

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