Joseph E. Valvo

Joseph E. Valvo, 85, of Silver Creek died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home with his loving family at his side.

Joe was born on January 8, 1933 in Silver Creek, the son of the late Emil and Bertha (Guarino) Valvo. He was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Silver Creek High School in 1950.

Joe served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard of New York during the Korean Conflict in the 174th Infantry, tank division. He was honorably discharged on February 14, 1955. He married Elizabeth Anne Miller on June 4, 1955, and together they raised two children, Stephen and Susan Valvo.

Joe worked with his father in the family business, Valvo's Candies, for his entire life. They started in downtown Silver Creek and eventually would relocate to their current location on Routes 5 and 20. Everybody in the family helps in all facets of the business. In 2019, Valvo's Candies will celebrate their 100th anniversary of being in business.

Joe's business took up most of his time. When he could find some free time, he loved to cook, sing and dance with Elizabeth. They traveled the world together -- Europe, Africa and Scandinavia, to name some of the places they visited. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth (Miller) Valvo; a son, Stephen and a daughter, Susan Valvo both of Silver Creek; six grandchildren, Jessie Valvo, Joshua (Patty Polvino) Valvo, Ashley (Shawn) Reese, Emily and Dominique Valvo; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabella, Christopher, Makayla, Madison, Delaynie, Seleyne and Dominic. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Louis Valvo.

Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek on Tuesday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Wednesday, April 18 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully declined. The family suggests memorial contributions in Joe's honor to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (Fr. Baker) or Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

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