Obituary of Connie Valvo
Connie Valvo was born on June 29, 1931 in New York City. She became Connie Ike on April 30, 1955 when she married Richard James Ike, Sr. They had three children, Richard James Ike, Jr., Cynthia Louise Ike, and Thomas Perry Ike. Her family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1973 where she was later divorced and remained until her death on December 23, 2019.
Connie Valvo was an owner and the director of “Kiddie Kastle” a nursery school in Daytona Beach until it was sold it in 1986. Afterward, she returned to teaching until she retired from the Florida Board of Education in 1992. During her tenure, she was active with the Police Athletic League, Deborah Hospital Foundation, Women of the Moose, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Daytona Beach Senior Center of Volusia County. After retiring, she volunteered with the local Daytona Beach School District. She later moved to Lacosta Village where she was the coordinator of “Ladies Poker” and served on the “Activities Committee”. She lived at Lacosta Village until the age of 88.
During the 1980’s, Connie Valvo married and divorced James Randall Crowell of Unionville, Tennessee. During their time together they had the privilege of traveling to several different countries such as Saudi Arabia, Greece, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Austria.
Connie Valvo is survived by her oldest son, daughter, cousin Paul Algeri and his wife, Patricia, and her 12 year old cat, Precious.