Paula Valerio

Obituary of Paula J. Valerio

Paula J. (Forker) Valerio, 76, passed away on 2 October 2022. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, on 12 June 1946. She was the daughter of the late George H. and Virginia R. (Taylor) Forker.

Paula worked as a nurse at Pennhurst & Norristown State Hospital in addition to Graterford State Prison. She then worked for Evans Army Community Hospital upon relocating to Colorado Springs, Colorado.   

Paula is lovingly remembered by her children, Michelé Sassaman-Douglass and Brian Sassaman, PA as well as Denise Marie Yocum, NE; her two grandchildren, Stefan Yocum, NE, and Kylie Sassaman, TX; and her two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Paula is preceeded in death by her siblings, George H. Forker Jr., Betty J. Tantum, and Sandra J. Clemens.

Private services being held at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at