Gino S. Valenti, construction superintendent

Gino S. Valenti, 88, a civil engineer who retired as superintendent of construction in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol in 1994, died March 9 at the Brooke Grove retirement community in Sandy Spring.

The cause was lung cancer, said his daughter, Christy Kelly.

For 35 years, Mr. Valenti worked in the Architect of the Capitol’s construction management division. His work included oversight of the construction of the Dirksen and Hart Senate office buildings, the Madison Library, and expansions of the East and West fronts of the Capitol.

Gino Salvatore Valenti was born in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1943 and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a 1950 civil engineering graduate of Catholic University.

He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and So Others Might Eat, and he helped design a parish women’s shelter at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Rockville.

His avocations included rock collecting and duckpin bowling.

He moved to the retirement community from North Bethesda last year.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Masterson Valenti, of the Brooke Grove retirement community; a daughter, Christy Kelly of Tamarac, Fla.; a sister, Antonietta Giunta of Elkridge; a brother, Francis G. Valenti of Owings; and two granddaughters.

— Bart Barnes

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