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MARBLEHEAD- Mr. Valentin Ciloci 64 of Marblehead, beloved husband of Valentina (Lungu) Ciloci, died Tuesday evening, April 12th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Orhei, Moldova, he was the son of the late Trifan and Maria (Railean) Ciloci. He was raised and educated in Orhei, Moldova. He graduated from Ion Creanga university with his degree in Physical Education and Sports.

Mr. Ciloci began his professional career as a Physical Education teacher in Mitoc, Orhei, Moldova. In 1990 he was elected Principal of the School in Mitoc, a position he held until the time of his retirement in 2005. He was a well-known and well respected educator and man of the community. All of the young people in his town looked up to Valentin for his strength of character and commitment to his village and people.

He had a love of sports throughout his life. He was so well respected that in 1980 he was bestowed the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch through his village on a portion of its journey to the Soviet Union for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. He was an avid and accomplished runner and track athlete and for many years was the coach of the Schools Basketball and soccer teams. He set a wonderful example for the youth of his community and will be remembered for generations to come for his commitment to his family and community.

In 2013, he immigrated to the United States to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed.

Valentin is survivied by his loving wife of 36 years Valentina (Lungu) Ciloci, his children, Mariana Botnaru and her husband Radu of Marblehead and Roman Ciloci of Virginia Beach, Va, his grandchildren, Cristina, Laura and Marc Botnaru and Nicolae and Alexander Ciloci, his siblings, Mihail Ciloci, Zinaida Ceban, Alexei Ciloci, Elena Colesnic, Danil Ciloci, Nastea Bordei and Ana Postoronca and many nieces and nephews and extended family. He was the brother of the late Ion and Vasile Ciloci.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 64 Forrester St., Salem, Friday, April 15th at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Star of the Sea Cemetery, Marblehead. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit