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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valerian L. “Val” Sicheri, 97, of 173 Summer Street, Bradford, PA

Valerian L. “Val” Sicheri
Valerian L. “Val” Sicheri
Valerian L. “Val” Sicheri, 97, of 173 Summer Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 2, 1918, in Kersey, he was a son of the late Nerino and Celestina (DePra) Sicheri.

On January 7, 1942, he married June Elizabeth Cordner who died on September 29, 1992.

Mr. Sicheri was a 1937 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He established a record, locally, in never having been late or absent from class during his 12 years of school.

WWII Veteran
He began his working career with Tuna Manufacturing and joined the Carpenters union in 1938, Local 947.

On July 26, 1941 he enlisted in the United States Army. During WWII he served with the 176th Field Artillery Battalion in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on October 24, 1945.

Val returned to Bradford and continued working as a carpenter with Gigliotti Builders.

Val had been a member of St. Bernard Church.

Surviving is one daughter, Cheryl (Donald) Wiley, of East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, three grandchildren, Michelle Bailiff, Jason Wiley and Matt Sicheri, one great granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Bailiff and several nieces and nephews.

Val was preceded in death by his parents, his wife June, his sons Tommy Sicheri and Richard Sicheri, his sisters Rosella Colosimo, Adele Briggs and Anna Kelly and one brother Delmar “Bud” Sicheri.

Private services will be held for family members at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to CARE for Children, 723 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.

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