Ethel B. (Berecz) Valente

July 28, 1929 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 92)


Ethel B. Valente 92 of Republic passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, in WVU Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 28, 1929, in Star Junction, PA the daughter of John and Frances (Chordas) Berecz.

In Addition to her parents Ethel was preceded in death by her husband James J. Valente, Sr.; son, Dennis Valente; brother, John Berecz; sisters: Barbara Massella, Susan Berecz, Helen Prokop and Elizabeth Brigante.

Ethel was a member of the former Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church where she was a member of the church choir and was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers then a current member of The Historic Church of St. Peter, She was a former member of the Pietro Mecca Lodge 556 Sons of Italy Lodge and enjoyed bowling in the Fairbanks Bowling Legue. She along with her husband Jim owned and operated Valente’s beer distributor in Republic.

She is survived by children: Carla Zuzak and husband Tony of Republic, Mark Valente and wife Dana of Republic, Susan DeCarlo and husband David of Republic, Deanna (Dee Dee) Valente of Republic, Anita Hahner and husband Michael of Mount Lebanon, Francesca Krulock and husband Michael of New Salem, James J. Valente Jr. and Vaughana of Hiller and Renee Valente of Republic; grandchildren: D.J. Valente and wife Joy, Jayme Griffith and husband Russ, Michael Pehur and wife Justine, Joseph Pehur and wife Tascha, Natalie Moncheck and husband Mark, Emily Pitek and husband Doug, Francesca DeCarlo and Tony, Michael Krulock and wife Taylor, Caitlin Krulock and Val and Nathaniel Valente; great grandchildren: Madison, Steven, Chase, Evie, Landon, Audrey, Avery, Ainsley, Owen, Lucas, Tucker and Lucy; daughter in law, Gail Valente and Brian; brother in law Lou “GIG” Valente, special son Kim Shotter and his wife LuAnn and special nieces, nephews and cousins. Ethel was the last remaining member of her immediate family.

Ethel’s family will receive friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday June 9, 2022, at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA. where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in The Historic Church of St. Peter with the Rev. Fr. Timothy Kruthaupt as celebrant. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.

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June 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Prayers of Transfer
June 10, 2022

9:30 AM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Funeral Mass
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Historic Church of St. Peter
Church Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

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