Frank V. Petrone
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Frank V. Petrone, 90, of Cranberry Township passed away Thursday at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Township.
Born on July 22, 1923, in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank A. and Teresina (Cuccaro) Petrone.
Mr. Petrone was a 1947 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. He completed his graduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Petrone was a faithful and devoted member of the St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Cranberry Township VFW and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 494 in Zelienople.
Mr. Petrone was a former chairman on the board of supervisors in Cranberry Township and former chairman on the Cranberry Township Planning Commission. He was a charter member of the Cranberry Township Rotary Club and was instrumental in forming the Sunrise Rotary Club. Mr. Petrone was a Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Fellow Benefactor.
He was recognized by the Cranberry Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2012 Citizen of the Year.
He was a former chairman of the Producers Council of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Builders Exchange.
He is survived by his daughter, Valentina "Tina" Petrone Avery and her husband, Luis, of Bolton, Mass., and his grandson, Tucker Petrone Van Aken.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Petrone was preceded in death by his brother, Angelo Petrone, and his five sisters, Jennie Mangeri, Mary Ann Parisse, Antionetta McKenna, Carmella Ailo and Josephine Hochgertel.
PETRONE - The family of Frank V. Petrone, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at theGlenn-Kildoo Funeral Home, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, with Father John Gallagher as celebrant.
He will be laid to rest with military honors at Pinewood Memorial Gardens in Cranberry Township.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his honor in support of the Sunrise Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1583 Cranberry Township, PA 16066, or to a
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Frank's family at www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.
Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home
130 Wisconsin Ave.
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Published in Butler Eagle on Sept. 20, 2013