Last updated 10/25/2021 at 1:22pm
Tony Vale passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2021, in Hendersonville.
He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas, to Antonio and Maria Elena Valdez.
He married Helen Lovik, a schoolteacher; and together they left Texas in 1959 and made their way to San Diego and then to Hawaii, right after it became the 50th state. Living on the island of Oahu, he continued to work in construction as he had in California and Texas. When he and his family returned to the mainland a couple of years later, they settled back in southern California. He lived in the Golden State for the next 40 years,...