Valentine “Val” Albert Chaban Valentine “Val” Albert Chaban 82, of Stockton, passed away November 7, 2015. Born in Wisconsin on February 14, 1933, Val proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, graduating from the Spartan School of Aeronautics, and logged over 5400 flight hours during his career. He was awarded the United States of America Air Medal for Meritorious Service in Aerial Flight. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Val selected Stockton, CA to call home and raise his family, and enjoyed a second career with San Joaquin County for 20 years. Upon his 2nd retirement in 1993, he volunteered his time by serving on and later leading, the Honor Guard for Karl Ross Post #16 honoring the fallen veterans by bringing comfort to their families with a flag ceremony and presentation. Val was personally involved in over 2000 veteran memorial services. He was also a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.Val will be missed by his children, Valentine Chaban, Andrew Chaban, Caron Lujan (Phil), Linda Guinn (Butch), Lorrie McCann (Martin), Bronwyn Garrett, John Garrett (Kelly), William Garrett (Denise), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his loyal companion and little buddy, Alfie. Val is preceded in death by his wife, Walda L. Chaban, siblings, William Chaban and Florence Richter, and parents, William and Margaretha Chaban. Special thanks to Dr. Medhi and his compassionate staff, and all of Val's family, friends, and neighbors.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11am, Friday, November 20, 2015 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi,CA 95240 Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Legion, Karl Ross Post #16 HONOR GUARD or St Joseph's Hospital Cancer Center. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cherokeememorial.com