John E. Valesko, 80, of Cadiz, formerly of New Athens, died Tuesday May 24, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Thompson, Pa., on Sept. 5, 1930, a son of the late Andrew and Anna Sztrajnyak Valesko.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters: Catherine Skunda, Pauline Brown, Helen Simmons, Ann Matz and Marjorie Ozenich; and three brothers: George, Joseph and Andy Valesko.

Friends were received at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, where services were held Friday May 27, 2011 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Pete Tuchek, officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley Hospice, Rayland or House of the Shepherd, New Athens.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.