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Name: Edward Petrus
Date of Death: 10/28/2012
Age at death: 86
Military Service: U.S. Army
Edward Thomas Petrus, 86, Bradenton, passed away Oct. 28, 2012. He was born on January 23, 1926 in Scranton, PA to the late Frank and Lottie (Maciejko) Petrus. He was raised in Lowville, NY. Edward entered the U.S. Army in 1943 at the age of 17 years old. He served during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, serving his country faithfully until 1964. Following his military service he worked as a truck drive and logger until his retirement. He resided in Lowville, NY with his wife and spent the winter months in Bradenton, FL. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10141 in Bradenton, the American Legion Post 24 in Lowville, NY, and the Marine Corp League Detachment 588 in Bradenton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Spending time with family and friends was his passion. Edward was a friend to one and all. Known as ‘’Big Ed’’ and ‘’Pa’’. Edward was predeceased by his brothers; Frank Petrus, Sr., and Harold Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ora Jean VanCour of Bradenton, two children; Edward Frank Petrus of Glenfield, NY, Yvonne (Kevin) Houppert of Glenfield, NY, four grandchildren; Emily and Amanda Petrus, Olivia and Nicholas Houppert, step-grandchildren; Corey, Kristi, and Derek (Stacey) Houppert, great-granddaughter, Ashton Houppert, multiple nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the V.F.W. Post 10141, 420 67th St. W. Bradenton. Fl., 34209 Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Post 10141 or to TideWell Hospice in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
A celebration of Dr. James’s life was held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Westminster Shores, 1700 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton. Committal services took place at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota with final military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honor Detail.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to either the Parkinson Foundation or TideWell Hospice Inc. in his memory.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel,