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Pauline M. Valentine

March 6, 1929 — September 20, 2013

Pauline M. Valentine “loving mother, grandmother, and Grammy V”

GENESEE, PA----Following a lengthy illness, Pauline M. Valentine passed away in her home, Friday, September 20, 2013, with beloved family at her side.  Born March 6, 1929 in Bernville, PA, Pauline was the daughter of Charles N. and Amy B. Kramer Gerhart Blatt.  On January 1, 1948, Pauline married the love of her life, John F. Valentine, who died October 13, 1972.
     Pauline attended school in Bernville and was employed in a shoe factory prior to her marriage.  In 1952, she, her husband, and toddler daughter moved to Genesee where they had purchased a farm.  Pauline worked with her husband in their dairy operation until its sale.  After her husband’s death, she was employed as a personal care aide and clerked for Si Pepperman’s auction service.
     Pauline was a member of the Ellisburg Union Church for sixty-one years.  She had been a Sunday School teacher, Bible study member, and trustee.  She was a member of the Elllisburg Community Club of which she served as president for thirty-four years.
     Gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, and quilting were some of Pauline’s favorite activities.  She was never idle.  She enjoyed country music and flowers of all varieties, especially lilacs and roses.  When younger, Pauline gladly took elderly friends and neighbors to various appointments, shopping, or lunch.  More recently, she loved to “gad” with her friends – particularly if shopping and lunch were on the agenda.  Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving are three children, Susan A. Valentine and Ted J. Valentine, both of Genesee, and Lori J. (James) Clifford of Carlisle, PA; four grandchildren, Tracy L. Valentine, Katie S. (David) Faulkner, and John P. Valentine, all of Wellsville, NY, and Brandon J. Clifford of Carlisle; three great-grandchildren, Lola B. Sollinger, Ayla S. Faulkner, and Easton P. Faulkner; one sister, Arlene Kline of Hamburg, PA, and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was predeceased by brothers Leroy Blatt, Leon Blatt, and George Gerhart Sr. as well as sisters Sarah Gerhart, Lillian Kramer, and Viola Daub.
     Friends may call Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Ellisburg Union Church, Ellisburg, PA from 11:00 to 1:00.  Funeral services will immediately follow with burial in the Genesee Cemetery, Genesee, PA.  Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Karges, Rev. Darell Harris, and Pastor Robert Walters.
     While flowers will be appreciated, memorials may also be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L Street NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 or to Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
     Mom, Gramma, and Grammy V will forever be remembered for her strength, independence, determination, work ethic, food, wit, unwavering love, and “the look.”

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