Valentin Constantin, Pierre Hotel

Our brother Valentin Constantin, a houseman at the Pierre Hotel for over 33 years, suddenly passed away on April 10, 2020. He was 57.

Pierre Hotel Delegates and co-workers Valda Morgan and Willie Joseph both expressed great sadness when they learned of Valentin’s passing.  “I just couldn’t believe it when I heard the sad news. We are really going to miss him,” said Valda. “He was such a nice guy and such a good worker, I can’t believe he is no longer with us,” noted Willie.

Valentin’s close friend and co-worker for over 17 years, Jairo Arias, a window washer from 32BJ, fondly recalls their relationship as being as close as brothers. “We worked almost side-by-side for so long. We were very close and we would talk about everything,” he said. “And Valentin was a really tough union guy, too. He would not hesitate to fight with management or with supervisors on behalf the workers,” he recalled. “He was such a good person, and such a hard worker.  It is so hard to accept that he is gone now. It is so painful for me, I will really miss him.”

Anne Constantin, Valentin’s wife, shared several memories about her husband. She explained that he immigrated to the United States in 1986, and that he absolutely loved America.  “He worked very hard his whole life, and he lived for the moment and enjoyed life so much,” she said.  “Valentin was also a wonderful father.  He adored his daughter, who was the ‘apple of his eye.’”  Anne also explained that Valentin enjoyed traveling and just being outside in nature.  “He loved the mountains and the oceans, and it was his wish to have his ashes spread in the wilderness.”

Valentin is survived by his wife Anne and his daughter Alexandria.