Peter P. Petrocsko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 27, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Crush) Petrosko. Peter was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School Class of 1950. Prior to his retirement, Peter worked for Continental Can Company, was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, served in the US Air Force stationed in Iwo Jima and was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. He enjoyed talking about his experience in Iwo Jima, attending air shows, gardening, crossword puzzles, photography and taking family trips.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Scholz Petrocsko, son, Paul Petrocsko, brother, Robert Petrosko and sister, Olga Lazar. He is survived by his sons, David P., William P. (Cheryl), Edward W. Petrocsko; daughter, Pamela Jayne Craven; brother, Joseph (Paula) Petrosko; sister, Patricia (Clyde) Simmers; three grandchildren, Amy L. (Adam) Petrocsko, Robert E. (Kennedy) and Kenneth P. (Angela) Craven; step granddaughter, Amanda Painter and her fiance, Tom Benevento; great-grandchild, Aiden Caldarelli; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow Long Run Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published August 03, 2021.