In memory of
Steven James Valentine
Valentine, Steven James 59, of Paradise Valley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to James and Diane Valentine, Steve made lifelong friends as a student at Cheyenne Mountain High School and Mesa High. Steve attended Columbia University for his under graduate, before earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Pasadena School of Chiropractic in 1984. Steven had a true entrepreneur spirit, starting and owning several successful healthcare companies in the Phoenix area. Steven was an incredibly intelligent man, but will be remembered most for his great humor and tremendous courage. Steve's passing fell on the sixth anniversary of his liver transplant. Steve and his family will ever be thankful to Jean Campbell for her live liver donation, and the gift of life, that allowed Steve's family and friends to enjoy the extra time they shared. Steve will be missed for the devoted and funniest father, husband and friend that he was. Steve truly lived and fought so hard to be with his family. Steve was very proud of his two sons, Jace and Salvatore; and his three daughters, Alexandra, Brittney, and Emma - they were his whole life. He is also survived by his wife Amy, mother Sue Valentine; his sister Sandi, niece Jamie and nephews JD and JR; as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, and other friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Aqel and the transplant team at Mayo Clinic Phoenix for their tireless, compassionate care and friendship to Steven. A memorial service will be held honoring Steven on Friday, October, 21 at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6840 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253. Burial will be held at 11:45am at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mayo Foundation for research into the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Funds may be sent directly to Mayo Clinic in a tribute to Steven Valentine: Mayo Clinic Foundation, Attn: Department of Development, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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