Michael A. Valentino, Ph.D. 58, of Niceville, FL, formerly of Downingtown, PA died July 7, 2020 in his Florida residence.
He was the son of the late Richard and Arlene Valentino and brother of the late Richard Valentino Jr.
He is survived by his two sisters, Tina and Valerie Valentino; his nieces and nephews, Steven Clark, Rachelle Wood, Keith George, Sarah George, and Gianna Trego, all of Downingtown PA.
Michael was a 1979 graduate of Downingtown Senior High School and went on to graduate from Penn State University where he then joined the United States Air Force as a Propulsion Systems Engineer.
Michael continued his work in the Air Force while earning his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He was based at Eglin AFB in Florida where he spent the remainder of his life.
He spent his life dedicated to the United States Air Force where he was a Deputy Program Manager, Tactical Boost Glide. In addition to his publications and awards, Michael was a member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Corps with level III certifications in Engineering and Science of Technology Management.
From the time he was a young boy, Michael knew exactly what he was going to be and never stopped working to achieve his life goals. He devoted his life to his profession, education, faith, and family.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Graveside Service 11:00 AM Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Downingtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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