William Valigora

VALIGORA, William S., 95, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.

He was born May 11, 1916 in Wolfhurst, Ohio, a son of the late John Valigora and Stephania “Stella” Miernik Valigora.

Bill was the retired owner/operator of Valigora’s Hardware and the St. Clairsville Roller Rink, a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church in St. Clairsville, a charter member of the Saints Club, and a member of Belmont Lodge #6 F&AM, where he served as secretary for 48 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Koteles Valigora; a brother, Adolph “Val” Valigora; and a sister, Helen Carey.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean (Ralph) Lutz of Akron, Ohio, and Judy (Bub) Howell of Lewisville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Becky (Bill) Bolon, Todd (Antoinette) Jeffery, Kelly (Stacy) Pickenpaugh and Chris (Jenna) Lutz; and five great-grandsons, Dylan, Gabe, Andrew, Carver and Luke.

Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial follows in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.