Valentine Wonsavage

Valentine Anthony "Val" Wonsavage

1925 - 2020

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Val Wonsavage was a WWII veteran, father and husband. He was a naturally gifted golfer and skier who enjoyed the view from the mountain as much as the challenge of the slope. He grew up roaming the hills around Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. In 1941 his family moved to New Britain, Connecticut. In 1943 during WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He proudly served on two ships. On the first, the U.S.S. Rocky Mount he helped secure both the Pacific and Marshall Islands. On his second ship, the U.S.S. Reform, they swept mines in both Japan and North Korea. During his enlistment he survived two major typhoons and earned 6 Battle Stars. At the end of his service he returned to the Northeast and worked for Underwood Corporation, Travelers Insurance and the State of Connecticut. Upon his retirement, he continued his passion for golf, skiing and his love of the Mountains. Both he and his wife Elaine moved to Park City, Utah. Together they traveled extensively and enjoyed there homes in Park City, Florida and Southern Utah. Val skied well into his 80’s with Alta being his favorite resort. Val is predeceased by his Father, Peter Wonsavage and his Mother, Jadwiga Fidrych Wonsavage (Wilkes Barre, PA). He was a widower of his wife Elaine Prescott Wonsavage. He is also predeceased by his siblings, Peter Wonsavage, Ralph Wonsavage and Geri Wonsavage Meyer, R.N. He is survived by his step daughters Deborah Bedient (San Bruno, CA), Karina Bedient (Mill Valley, CA) and his son Paul Wonsavage, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. Additionally he is survived by two Grandchildren: Courtney Nicole Rudd Paulger, PhD. (San Rafael CA) and Maxwell Reed Wonsavage (Hanover NH).
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