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Longtime area Obstetrician passes

November 14th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Dr. Américo T. Valdés, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, passed away during the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Cumberland, where he spent most of his professional life.
He is survived by his forever love Mrs. Joan M. Valdés; their five children, Mark, Kim, Denise, Jennifer, M. Américo; and three sons-in-law, Mel Kiper Jr., Michael Maguire, Frédéric Guy; and their grandchildren, Lauren, Meghan, Melissa, Michaela, Jonathan, and Alexandra. He is also survived by his dear sister, Mireya Singh; his sister-in-law, Olga Valdés, and her three daughters. Additionally, there are family members too numerous to mention that all considered him as a father. Dr. Américo T. Valdés was born in the Dominican Republic. After completing his medical degree there, he came to Baltimore and met a beautiful nurse at Saint Agnes Hospital. He moved his young bride to Cumberland to raise their family. He developed a well-established medical practice, servicing the community, and delivering numerous babies into this world that encompassed three generations of many families.
Dr. Valdés' body was cremated. Because of the impending weather predicted, visitation and funeral services for Dr. Valdes have been changed from Thursday, November 15, to Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 201 N Centre St., Cumberland. Friends will be received one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association online at; or by mail at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Condolences may be left for the family at

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