Jim worked as a machinist for US Steel in Homestead for 28 years and later at Westinghouse in Cheswick for 8 years. Upon retirement, he drove school bus for Pennsylvania Coach Lines for several years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Louise Milligan Valecko, son, James P. "Jim" (Jennifer) Valecko, Jr. of Venetia, daughters, Tracy L. (Mark) Szewcow of Penn Twp., and Beth A. Valecko of Liberty Boro, grandson, Theodore James "TJ" Valecko, brother, Edward R. (Charlotte) Valecko of Greenock, sister, Rosemary (Alex) Juhasz of Indiana, PA, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Terri Ann Valecko and brother, John Valecko . Friends are welcome on Thursday, March 5, from 2-4 & 6- 8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Mark's Parish - Liberty Boro on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 am with Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Calvary Cemetery-Port Vue. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Originally published March 03, 2020.