Robert E. Vallies, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Vallies was born Jan. 18, 1938, in DuBois, a son of the late Leon Vallies and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.
He worked for Ames Lumber Company, Bullers Coal Mines & Doverspike Brothers Coal Company before retiring.
Robert is survived by his wife, Alice (Beck) Vallies of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his wife, Alice, surviving relatives include three sons, Gary Vallies and wife Cheryl, Donald Vallies and wife Cris, and William Vallies and wife Marlene, all of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Lois Lowmaster and husband Doug, and Karen Braunns and husband Tim, all of Punxsutawney; a brother, Donald Vallies of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Lois Bickel and husband Tom of Oil City, and Betty Mottern and Nancy Papale, both of Punxsutawney; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Coleman and Phyllis Vallies.
All arrangements are private for the family and under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801, or DuBois Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.