Joseph Petrovich

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Joseph Franklin "Joe"

Petrovich, Jr.

Fairview - Joseph Franklin "Joe" Petrovich, Jr., age 50, died at his residence on Thursday, January 3, 2013, after a long and brave battle with multiple myeloma.

A native of Asheville, Joe was the son of the late Patricia Lewis Brinkley and Joseph Franklin Petrovich, Sr., of Florida.

Joe is survived by his wife, Cynthia Bennett Petrovich; daughters, Madelyn Alexandra Petrovich and Samantha Jo Petrovich, all of Fairview, NC; sisters, Cindy Petrovich Dorman, of Huntersville, NC, Stephanie Petrovich and Alan Hyder, brother-in-law, both of Weaverville, NC, and Dawn Petrovich Middleton, of Huntersville; nieces, Bailey Dorman, of Fort Wayne, IN, and Emma Joe Middleton-Cruz, of Huntersville; and nephews, Tanner Grayson Dorman, and John R. Middleton, of Huntersville. Additionally, he is survived by his aunt, Mabel Lewis Mungo, and uncle, Oscar Levi Lewis, Jr., both of Asheville; 21 first cousins, and 21 second cousins.

Joe had a great sense of adventure and enjoyed traveling, riding his Harley, scuba diving, and piloting airplanes. He is best known for his talent for story-telling and his dry sense of humor. He adored his two beautiful daughters, and loved spending time with his beloved dogs, Malachi and Reuben.

Joe was an electrical contractor and was President of his company, Petro Power and Light, for the majority of his professional life.

A memorial service will be held at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, 72 Long Shoals Rd., Arden, NC at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, and again following the service on Monday at their residence, 33 Oakmont Rd., Fairview, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Camp Lakey Gap Scholarship Fund, a summer camp for people with Autism. Donations may be mailed to 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711, or to Camp Royall Scholarship Fund, 250 Bill Ash Rd., Moncure, NC 27559.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to CarePartners and family and friends for their outpouring of love, sympathy, and support. Joe will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2013
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