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December 20, 2012

Michael Valenkas, 56

Salem, NH — Michael Valenkas, 56, of Salem, NH and formerly of Haverhill, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Haverhill on May 8, 1956, son of the late Michael Valenkas and Sandra J. (Chase) Valenkas of Haverhill.

In addition to his mother Michael is survived by his wife of 33 years Barbara M. (Shattuck) of Salem, NH, his two daughters Samantha and her husband Aaron Clendaniel of Springvale, ME and Christina and her husband Ryan Hays of Felton, DE, three grandchildren Victoria, Sydney and Colin Michael Clendaniel, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles including his special uncle Bill Chase of Bradford.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Service with full military honors was held on Monday, Dec. 17th at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. Bradford. Interment followed in the Lithuanian Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home were held on Sunday, Dec. 16th. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit