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James "Jim" L. Petro

August 9, 1936 — June 28, 2021

James "Jim" L. Petro, 84, of Leesburg FL, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. He was born August 9, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Margaret (Bugan) Petro. Jim is an Army Veteran and served in Germany during the Berlin crisis. He was a proprietor of Premco, Inc., a machine shop in Christy Park before retiring to Florida. He coached the St. Angela Bruins boys and girls basketball teams, taking his teams to multiple section and diocesan championships. He was a member of the Mary, Mother of God (St. Angela Merici Parish), the White Oak American Legion Post 701, and was the Secretary of Premco Golf League. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judith "Judy" F. Petro of Leesburg, FL, daughter, Margeret "Peggy" (Mike) Caroccia of North Huntingdon, sons, Michael (Lori Gracan) Petro of North Huntingdon, Matthew (Lexie) Petro of North Huntingdon, and Martin (Elsa) Petro of Melbourne, FL. He is the beloved "pappy Jim" to his grandchildren, Matt & Kassie Petro, Jr., Jessica Worek, Timothy & Kaitlyn Petro, Brooke Petro, Jennie Worek and great-grandchildren, Alaina & Brody Petro. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and extended family, John & Bridget Morgan, and Michael & Chelsey Caroccia. Jim is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Charles, Jack, and Donald Petro, and his sister, Dolores Brenick. Friends are welcome Friday, July 2, 2021 from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Services will be held at St. Angela Merici Parish on Saturday July 3, 2021 at 10:00 am with Fr. Adam Potter, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org). Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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Visitation

Friday, July 2, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Friday, July 2, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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