Fairport, NY: Bart A. Valvano, of 200 Steele Road, Fairport, N.Y., passed away in his sleep on the morning of February 21, 2013 at Highland Hospital in Rochester at the age of 91. Valvano was born on November 9, 1921 in Linden, New Jersey to Domenic A.Valvano and Maria I. Verrastro Valvano. Valvano graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia University in New York, N.Y., earned a Design Medal from the Architectural League of New York City, and was a member of the American Institute of Architects. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II from 1942-1945 in the Pacific Theatre, and was injured in a plane crash in the Philippines during service. He was a lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Valvano was an avid tennis player with diversiﬁed interests in arts, crafts, music, photography and philosophy. Valvano is survived by his wife, Maria (Antellii Valvano of Fairport, his sister Marie C. O’Brien, her husband, Walter F. O’Brien both of Clark, N.J., their son, Valvano’s nephew, Walter J. O’Brien, of Clinton, N.J., and nephews Bruce Valvano of Napiersville, IL and Mark Valvano of Orange City, FL.He is also survived by niece Jan (Golben) Kronholm of St. Paul, MN; nephew Michael (Myke) Golben of Minnetonka, MN; nephew Peter Mark Golben of Florida, NY; niece Shelley Lynn (Golben) Brough of Houston, TX; nephew John Golben of Huntsville, AL; and nephew Ted Golben of St. Paul, MN. Valvano was predeceased by his first wife, Olga Narovna Valvano, in 1980.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport. lnterment will be at the White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road Pittsford, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Veterans Outreach Center, 459 South Avenue Rochester N.Y. 14620. For more information
please visit http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org.