Joshua L. Valerio
COHOES, N.Y. - Joshua L. Valerio, 34, of Amity Street, died Monday (October 10, 2016) at Samar itan Hospital, in Troy, N.Y., after a long illness. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday (October 14, 2016) at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the Third Presbyterian Church, 113 Winter Street, Troy, with Rev. 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 Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. Born in Fort Carson, Colo., he was the son of Michael Rios Valerio and Kelly M. (Michael Kaiser) Dennis Valerio, of 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 stepbrothers Michael (Julie) and Joseph Kaiser; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda and Eugene Olmstead, Geneva; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lee and Doris Dennis; paternal grandparents, Juanita and Francisco Valerio. To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions visit www.brycefh.com.
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