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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Father of Laura Petrie Berkowitz ’66 & Linda Petrie ’67 & Daughter-in-law Carolyn Lauer Petrie ’77

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 13, 2011

Sorry I am late in posting this…

PETRIE Donald Charles Donald C. Petrie of Rome, Ohio, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away August 10th, 2011, at Ashtabula County Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born November 22, 1922, the son of Charles and Ada Petrie and was the loving husband of Leona (Hanrahan) for 14 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Lorr…aine; brother in-law, Duke Reilly and step son, Patrick Hanrahan. He is survived by his sisters, Marilyn Reilly and Arlene (Jack) Florian. He is also survived by his children: Laura (Michael) Berkowitz, Linda, Charles, Joel (Susan), John (Alice), Michael (Joyce), Matthew (Carolyn) and Robert (Andrea). He is also survived by 18 grand children, 5 great-grand children, 5 step children and 19 step grandchildren. Don was a WWII Army veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in the Battle of the Bulge. He was the owner of Petrie Plumbing and Heating until his retirement and lived in Toledo until 1997. Don and Leona spent their summers in Roaming Shores, Ohio and winters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His greatest joys were his faith, his family, travel, reading and golf. Don had a zest for life and lived every day to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. Toledo Ohio 43614; on Friday, August 12, 2011, from 2-8 p.m. where a scripture service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a charitable contribution to Little Sisters of the Poor. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at .

Published in Toledo Blade from August 11 to August 12, 2011

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