Valerio, Joshua Lee COHOES Joshua L. Valerio, 34, of Amity Street, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. Born in Fort Carson, Colo., he was son of Michael Rios Valerio and Kelly M. (Michael Kaiser) Dennis Valerio, Averill Park; and husband, for 10 years on October 7, of Amanda Olmstead Valerio. He spent most of his life living in Averill Park and Wynantskill, only recently moving to Cohoes. He was a 1999 graduate of Averill Park High School and studied Biology at The State University of New York College at Oneonta. He was a cashier for Stewart's and Price Chopper in Cohoes. Josh was a member of Alpha Phi Omega; a national service fraternity based on the Scout Oath and Law, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Saturday's Bread meal program in Oneonta. He and Amanda loved participating in Kidney walks. He was a huge animal lover and life long and dedicated Denver Broncos fan. Survivors in addition to his parents and wife, include his brother, Juan F. (Deanna) Valerio, Poestenkill; his step-brothers, Michael (Julie) and Joseph Kaiser; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda and Eugene Olmstead, Geneva; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lee and Doris Dennis; and paternal grandparents, Juanita and Francisco Valerio. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Friday, October 14, from 4 - 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter St., Troy with Reverend John McAuley, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery East Poestenkill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joshua Valerio to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, 501 New Karner Road Suite 6, Albany, NY 12205 or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands NY 12204. To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions, visit brycefh.com .
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