Paul Art Valencia of Homestead, Florida passed away December 16, 2019. Art was a loving husband, a caring person, and faithful friend. He will always be remembered by family and friends as a passionate, hard working, adventurous man.
Art graduated from South Dade High School and was in the first graduating class of Florida Atlantic University. He flew with Air America in the Vietnam War. He was a beloved school teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He had a passion for road trips, boating, and his animals. His favorite was the ocean...he would always say, "The ocean always brings me peace."
Art was a strong man who will always be loved and remembered. He was the beloved husband of Ximena Prada, loving father of Christian Michael and Cassandra Ximena, dear brother to Evelyn Buzzell-Valencia, and cherished grandfather of Connor Austin and Corey Ethan.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful" 2 Timothy 4:7