VALENTINE R. SERPICO, AGE 73, PASSES AWAY ON TUE., NOV. 18, 2008 IN VITAS HOSPICE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. CATHOLIC MASS AND SERVICES ON TUE., NOV. 25!

“Val” Serpico was serving as the President of both Broward County Area Local #1201 Local Retiree Chapter APWU and APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, APWU, AFL-CIO. “Val” was a loving friend to everyone he met and his heart was bigger than all the gold in the world. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and a retired U.S. Postal Service Maintenance employee in the Fort Lauderdale Post Office.
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The funeral arrangements are being made from the Edwards Funeral Services, 1108 NE 23rd Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. 33305 (Fort Lauderdale Metro Area), Phone 954-566-5564. Anyone wishing to send flowers may contact Jim Threlkel Florists, 820 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, phone 954-566-7571, or access the florist website at
www.jimthrelkel.com to get same day delivery to the funeral home.
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Catholic services will be held on Tue., November 25, 2008 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2500 NE 33rd Ave. near 2511 N. Ocean Blvd. (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, phone 954-564-1763 or go on the internet at
www.saintpiusthetenth.org for more information. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Catholic Mass begins at 11 a.m.
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Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his loving wife, Claudette Serpico, and family members at 2701 Middle River Drive, Apt. #1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306. A brief newspaper obit article was published in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel on Sat., Nov. 22, 2008 and can be displayed at
www.sunsentinel.com website.
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A funeral procession from St. Pius X Catholic Church to the new 313 acre South Florida United States National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7/U.S. Route 441, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, FL. 33449, phone 561-649-6489 or type in on your computer
www.cem.va.gov for more info. Full Military Funeral Honors will be given Valentine R. Serpico beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Tue., Nov. 25, 2008 at the grave site where the beautiful new cemetery will serve veterans’ needs for the next 50 years.
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Several of Val’s family and friends from all over the country are headed to Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24-25, 2008 to pay homage to a beloved APWU Retiree Chapter leader who never quit the fight to represent his brothers and sisters. Mario G. Miceli, Vice President, APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, is automatically elevated to President of the State Retiree Chapter due to Val Serpico’s death, pursuant to the Florida State Retiree Chapter Constitution and By-Laws.
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*****This article written by Editor Jack Gose, former founding President, APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter and Florida Suncoast Area Local Retiree Chapter #1228, APWU, AFL-CIO. If you need more info phone me at home 727-343-2998 or leave a message, or go on the computer to send me an E-mail to jak.gose@excite.com for a reply. We Love All of You, My Brothers and Sisters Worldwide!






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