Robert Allen Valentine died on Sept. 2 in Vero Beach at age 77.
Valentine was born and raised in Bellmore, and he moved to Vero Beach since 1976. He did move to Sebastian, Florida in 2011.
Before retiring, he was the mechanic for Indian River County Fire Rescue Department for 30 years, maintaining the fire trucks and ambulances.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, daughter Susann Overton, and five grandchildren (Lyndsay Bryant, Robby Valentine, Stacy Brown, Patti Overton and Stephen Overton.) He also had eight great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his loving first wife, Winifred and his only son, Robert A. Valentine, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960 or to the American Heart Association by visiting www.heart.org.
A memorial service was held at Strunk Funeral Home Vero Beach on Thursday.