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Celebrating the life of

Anthony Louis Valenti

July 04, 1940 - November 09, 2023

Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Man of God, Problem Solver, Inventor, Artist, Space Engineer

Anthony Louis Valenti

Tony (as most everyone knew him) was born July 4th ,1940 in Savannah, Georgia to Dominick Valenti and Rosa Fasola Valenti.  He was the fourth of six children (Mary, Catherine, Roy, Anthony, Gloria, & Angela).  He attended Benedictine Military school, class of 1960 where he was captain of the prize drill team.  Following Benedictine, he received military engineering and communication training as part of Savannah vocational school.  He then joined the manned space program in Florida in 1962, then known as the USAF/RCA missile test project as launch support for manned space launches.  His career was in support of manned space programs:  Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Soyuz, Skylab, and the Shuttle program.  In 1963 he married Patricia Cannon, and they have two children, Julie Valenti Masterson, and Dominick Valenti.  

Tony was a man of purpose, who had a strong passion for his job, church, and children.  He was a man who could fix anything and invent something better if it did not work well enough.  He was the definition of capable and rarely needed outside help. He loved to learn and teach solutions about technology or life.  He loved sports and played football at Benedictine.  He enjoyed telling funny stories and of his experiences with colleagues while changing the world.  He could be quiet and shy in large groups but could tear up a floor at a wedding (hard to believe but true).  He was a man of emotions, who loved his family so very deeply.  
Anthony is survived by his Wife, Patricia Cannon Valenti; children, Julia Valenti Masterson, Dominick Valenti; grandchildren, Tommy Masterson, Sophia Valenti, and Roman Valenti; he is also survived by many beloved Cannon and Valenti family members including his sisters, Katherine Krajeski and Angela Valenti.  

Funeral service and burial are being planned and will take place in Savannah. Arrangements will be announced as soon as they become available. 




Saddened to read of Tony's death. He will be remembered in my prayers.

- Marie Green Bryant, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Wishing the family peace during this time of sadness. And in time, replaced with the loving memories of your beloved father, friend, husband and grandfather.

- Regina & Nabil Armaly, Debary, Fl

Prayers to the family . So sorry for your loss Patty

- Arleen Thomas, Melbourne , Florida

Sending love and condolences to all of you

- Iris Spikes, Palm Bay, FL

I'm very sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort you during this difficult time.

- Eileen Mikulas, Melbourne , FL

May his memory be a blessing to you.

- Thomas D Vick, Orange Park, FL

Sorry for the loss of your husband. Praying for God to give you strength during the days ahead. My prayers are with your family.

- Deborah Arledge, Columbus, NC. 28722

I wish I would’ve had the chance to meet your dad and shake the hand of a true rocket scientist. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories about your dad. I know he will be missed. With prayers and love, Jim and Sabrina.

- Jim and Sabrina Spry, Hollywood , SC

Patty, my family is very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by many. May God bless you and your family.

- Richard Stafford , Lawton , Oklahoma

We are so sorry to hear about Tony’s passing.

- Forbes Mary, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Patty, we are so sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. We share your sorrow.

- Cherie Joyal, Melbourne, FL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel