Dedicated Volunteer for St. Nicholas Grove Steve Petak, age 83, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the Hamot Medical Center. Formerly of Erie he resided in Edinboro. He was born in Erie, January 21, 1926 a son of the late Andrew and Marie Csarak Petak. Steve is survived by his wife Theresa Osiecki Petak, his children: Crystal Leone and her husband, Warren of Erie, Brad Petak and his wife, Cindy of Erie, Lou Tylman and his wife, Lyn of Pittsburgh, Tom Tylman and his wife, Kathy of Williamsburg, Va. and Cindy Gray and her husband Randy of Edinboro. He is also survived by a sister Marge Semko and her husband, John of Florida, 12 grandchildren: Jennifer, Stephen, Adam, Jason, Heather, Michael, Jessica, Tessa, Danny, Matt, Katie and Zachary, three Great-grandchildren Nikole, Tyler and Cayden and many nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his first wife Irene Bednaro Petak and four brothers Andrew Petak, Joe Peters, John Petack and his twin, Paul Petack. He was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and donated countless hours maintaining St. Nicholas Picnic Grove and St. Nicholas Cemetery. Steve retired from the Hammermill Paper Company in 1988 after almost 45 years service He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Steve cherished his grandchildren. He also enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. Friends may call at the Mark G. Razanauskas Funeral Home, 701 East Avenue Erie Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Panachida will be held Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be conducted Monday morning at 8:30 followed by a Requiem Funeral Service at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 1123 East Ave. Erie, PA 16503
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 26, 2009