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Thomas J. Petro, Sr.

Thomas J. Petro, Sr., 92, of Crystal River, FL, formerly of McKeesport, White Oak, and St. Petersburg, FL, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 in Crystal River, FL.  He was a member of Pasadena Community United Methodist Church, a graduate of McKeesport High School, lived in McKeesport from 3 days old until his marriage in 1941.  He entered college in August 1962 and earned his B.A. degree in 1967.  He served as a Free Methodist minister from 1967 until retirement in 1984.  He was employed locally by U.S. Steel at Christy Park Works of National Tube and Clairton Coke Works.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Combat Infantry and GHQ in the Pacific Theater during WW II, AFPAC.  Son of the late John and Margaret Bugan Petro; husband of the late Jean Thrasher Petro; he is survived by 4 sons, Harry T. Petro of Hamlin, NY, Robert L. Petro of St. Petersburg, FL, Tom Petro, Jr. of Dundee, NY, and Richard E. Petro of Dunnellon, FL; his brother, James L. Petro of McKeesport; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6PM-9PM, where a service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Glen Irvin officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.
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