In Memory

Harry Valentine

Harry Valentine

Our classmate Harry Holger “Skip” Valentine Jr. passed away on April 8, 2002, location unknown. Harry was born in Sacramento on September 16, 1941 to Harry H. Sr. and Agnes O. Martinsen Valentine. The Valentine family lived in Palo Alto since the early 1950’s.

In 1963, Harry was an apprentice at the Martinson Machine Shop in Palo Alto. In 1993, Harry was still living in Palo Alto.

He married Mary E. (last name unknown), whose name is on their joint brass grave stone plaque. Mary was born in 1951 and was alive in 2015. His Cubberley 59 yearbook entry says he “enjoys working around ships”, and the brass grave stone plaque shows an anchor. Apparently boating was a life-long love.

Harry is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

(Information from public records. Contact Art Brown for corrections)

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03/07/09 11:56 AM #1    

Janis (Jan) Andersen (Havens)

I believe he passed away in 2006.

Harry (Skip/Skipper) was always a pretty shy and quiet guy. His parents and mine were friends, so we knew each other from the time we were just little kids.

I lost track of him over the years, but I did see him when he attended my father's memorial service at the PA Elks Club. A nice surprise on a bad day.

He was working for Southern Pacific then as a conductor, and had been for several years. He had married, but to my knowledge there were no children.

I just remember that crooked smile of his. Sort of an "Elvis" thing. Always had that collar up in the back.

I don't know how/why he passed, but the world is less one "good guy" without him.

03/19/09 02:18 PM #2    

Dorwin Douglass

Harry was a good guy...always funny...Dorwin (Doug) Douglass....

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