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Samuel Valentin-Ortiz

Samuel Valentin-Ortiz

Veterans Funeral Care Samuel Valentin-Ortiz

Samuel Valentin-Ortiz, SFC-US Army-Retired, 55, of Lakeland, FL passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on November 10, 2007 of natural causes. A native of Santurce, Puerto Rico and a local resident of Lakeland, FL since 2006, when he moved here from Pompano Beach, FL; he was a retired US Army SFC and also worked as a bus driver for Broward County Transient Authority. He was a Christian; A US Army veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf War and a member of the American Legion. During his military career, Samuel was awarded US Army Commendation Medal; US Army Achievement Medal with 3OLC; US Army Good Conduct Medal with 5 OLC; National Service Defense Medal with 1 OLC; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon with 2 OLC; US Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with 4 OLC; Expert Infantryman Badge; Driver Badge; Instructors Training Course; A US Army Drill Instructor and Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course. He is survived by his wife, Miriam Valentin of Lakeland, FL; a son, Samuel Valentin Jr. of Lakeland, FL; three daughters; Samantha Rebecca Valentin of Lakeland, FL; Ruth Valentin and Deborah Valentin, both of Indiana; his parents; Ramon and Dolores Valentin of Lakeland, FL; three brothers: Ramon Valentin-Ortiz and his wife, Aida of Fredericksburg, VA; David Valentin-Ortiz and his wife, Rosa of Hollywood, FL and Stephen Valentin-Ortiz and his wife, Ana of Ocala, FL and two sisters; Aida Del Valle and her husband, Gregory of Margate, FL and Noemi Febles of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM till 11:45 AM at the Victory Church, , Lakeland, FL with a service at 11:45 AM at the church. Full military honors will be Friday afternoon, 2:30 PM, November 16, 2007 at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513 with the US Army Military Honors Funeral Team, officiating. VETERANS FUNERAL CARE-CLKEARWATER, FL 1-800-467-7850.

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