Albert C. "Red" Petrosky, 92 of Glassport, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2021 surrounded by his family. He is the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Walkowski) Petrosky. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eileen (Dillhoff) Petrosky; daughters Janet A. Petrosky and Eileen "Tina" (Joseph) Bruno; loving granddaughters Lauren (Connor) Devoe and Christine Bruno; longtime family friend Cynthia Baum; and many nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of Glassport and an employee of National Tube Company of McKeesport and US Steel Union. Albert enlisted in the US Army in 1951; performing duties as a military police officer stationed in France during the Korean War. Honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. Returning to Glassport, Albert married Eileen and together raised 2 successful daughters. Red could usually be found in Glassport, frequenting the stores, Glassport diner and the Donut Shop, while socializing with friends. He loved outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting and long walks in the woods with his dogs. He loved all animals, especially liked to feed the outside wild animals as well as inside animals in his home. He loved watching professional sports, especially baseball and football. After retiring from US Steel at age 55, with over 30 years, "Red" spent his retirement years taking care of family and friends, especially his granddaughters, often attending their sporting events while making sure everyone was well fed. He was a former member of St. Cecelia Parish of Glassport presently St. Joachim and Anne Parish; where he loved to take the family to the fish fries and other church activities; a member of the PNA and the American Legion. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 6 to 8. A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Albert's name.
Originally published November 24, 2021.