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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Valentino Joseph Baucco

12/12/1952 — 01/20/2023

A close-up photo of Valentino Joseph Baucco looking at the camera

Valentino Joseph Baucco, age 70 of Euclid, passed away January 20th, 2023 at Wickliffe Country Place. He was born December 12th, 1952 in Cleveland to Patsy R. Baucco (nee Sprinchorn) and the late Valentino Baucco.

Val was the loving brother of Jerry (Jackie) Baucco, James (Cindy-deceased) Baucco, and Patricia (Richard) Abernethy; beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews; companion of Kelly Whelan.

When Val, often called “Little Val” by family was in ninth grade, he went undefeated in wrestling and broke the schools pole vaulting record. He also loved watching sports, especially the Browns and the Indians.

This set the tone for how he approached life. In his professional career, he was a self-employed, carpenter, cabinet builder, and designer of anything wood. He could see it in his head and then build it. He learned cabinetry building from his uncles Johnny and Eddie in Florida. He was a perfectionist when it came to carpentry.

We will never be forgotten, he left his mark. He built additions for some of his family and kitchens for others, with his best friend Paul, who passed before him. In the families Florida home, he built cabinets and even a one bedroom apartment on top of the carport. He could build anything, do anything he set his mind to!

He was a fiery, loyal individual who once swam across the Monongahela River on a whim before a Pink Floyd concert. He was very proud of that!

He loved the dogs he had, most recently, Spartacus, he named him that because he thought of himself as that, Spartacus, and even superman! Always said, you can’t hurt steel!!

He had many personal and professional, long, lasting relationships. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends!

You are everywhere we look! So, thank you for all that you did, you will always be here!

The Baucco family would like to invite family and friends to a memorial luncheon on Saturday, February 11, from 12:00-4:00PM at Timberlake Village Hall, 11 E. Shore Blvd., Timberlake, OH 44095.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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6 Replies to “Valentino Joseph Baucco”

  1. Glen & Wendy Edwards February 17, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baucco Family. With love Beef & Wendy Edwards


  2. God gave you a mountain to climb and now it’s over rest in peace.


  3. So sorry to hear of Little Val’s passing. He was a firecracker of a cousin, so very unique, and I will miss him. May he rest in eternal peace.

    Cousins Shelly and Bill


  4. Raymond "Bud" Keffer February 17, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Val was a neighbor and teen friend of mine. Always will remember him as great kid who would go out of his way to help a person out. Rest in peace, Val.


  5. Peggy Gazdak Vaccarina February 17, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Val’s passing. Our family has known the Baucco family since we were kids, but lost contact over the years. Please accept my sincere condolences.


  6. My heartfelt condolences to the Baucco family. I have lots of good memories of adventures with Val, especially on our trips to Florida. Val was a good friend. I will miss him.


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