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Paul Peter Valerio, aka PPV, aka The Professor, of Valley Stream, Long Island passed away March 2nd after a sudden hit by acute kidney failure at the age of 88.
Paul was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Clara and Tony Valerio, and the younger brother of Ann, (affectionately known to Paul as Peaches). After graduating from High School Paul had the choice offered by his parents to work with the family business or go to college. Paul chose college and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) to pursue an engineering career. Besides taking on the engineering curriculum Paul played baseball for MIT as a standout catcher.
After graduation in 1956 he taught engineering at Brooklyn Poly College in Brooklyn before starting his engineering firm Valerio Associates in 1960. Thus, kicking off a 60-year career in structural engineering that not only supported his family but enriched the lives of everyone who worked for him or touched him in every aspect of life.
In 1954 Paul met, Agnes, his future wife at a local dance in Brooklyn. On April 8th 1956 they married and had 4 children. They lived in Brooklyn until 1966 when the family moved to Valley Stream.
As the children grew up Paul and Agnes were a constant fixture at all school events. Paul coached little baseball throughout the children’s childhood years. Paul would referee and film the kids pick-up football games during the weekends.
Paul will always be remembered as a Patriarch, mentor to many, father figure to many and best friend to many. He was one of a kind. He will always be remembered and never forgotten. He touched the heart of everyone he met.
Paul is survived by his wife of 64+ years, Agnes, 3 sons, Anthony, John and Andrew, and a daughter, Clare. 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
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