Gary High School 1914-1978

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December 20, 1937-August 20, 2014

RIP Geoge, We'll Miss you

CLAYTOR LAKE, Va. George Michael Valach, age 76, of Claytor Lake, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on December 30, 1937 in Pageton, WV, and was the son of the late John and Anna Valach.


He was a member of Newbern Community Christian Church, and was retired from Radford Army Ammunition Plant and Lynchburg Foundry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Large Valach.

He is survived by one son, Michael Valach, and his wife Sharon of Tannersville, PA; a brother, Ted Valach and his wife Brenda of Princeton, WV. He is also survived by a grandson, Mikey Valach and his wife Tracey of Snowshoe, WV; great-granddaughters, Ahna and Mia; a brother-in-law, James Large of Huntingtown, MD; an uncle, Joe and wife Patsy of Pocohontas, VA, along with his loving dogs: B.J. and Boarder.

A celebration of George's life will be held Saturday, August 16 at 7:00  p.m. at Newbern Community Christian Church in Dublin, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from  5:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.

A farewell service will be held Sunday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Forrest Hills Memorial Gardens, Abingdon, VA.

Flowers or memorial may be made in George's memory to the charity of your choice.

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