Lawrence Anthony Valchine Jr.

7/29/2014

Lawrence Anthony Valchine Jr., 60, Hays, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

Lawrence Anthony Valchine Jr., 60, Hays, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 11, 1954, in Detroit to Lawrence A. and Rosemary (Maceri) Valchine.

He was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and The ARC of Central Plains.

He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, bowling, basketball and being with people. He competed in several Special Olympics events.

Survivors include two sisters, Gracemary Melvin, Hays, and Beverly Ann Bydlowski and husband, David, Livonia, Mich.; and four nephews, Lonnie Melvin and wife, Shelly, and children, Valerie, Gracie and Lillie, all of Casa Grande, Ariz., Lucas Melvin and wife, Angela, and children, Alec, Miah, Kade, Tyce and Noah, all of Norton, Len Melvin and wife, Summer, and children, Aspen, Willow and Lendyn, all of Hays, and Josh Bydlowski and wife, Erin, and son, Justin, all of Farmington Hills, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph Valchine.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicolas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th Street, Hays; burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial are suggested to DSNWK and Special Olympics, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.

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