CROTTY Georgann Petros "George", 61, of Valrico, Florida, passed away on May 13, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born to Michael and Constance Petros, George was a successful business woman, devoted mother, and selfless volunteer. An enthusiastic leader with a take charge personality, George was the President of Delta Gamma sorority, Delta Kappa Chapter, at the University of South Florida; President's Club Award winner at IBM; volunteer at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa, FL; swim "team mom" at Durant High School in Plant City, FL; merchandiser for Guess watches; and Florida Regional Coordinator for the Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS). An avid dog lover, George helped place several rescued dogs in their "forever homes," and adopted and raised two dogs of her own - Princess and Pete. George was known for her quick wit, bright smile, and outgoing personality. She was always the consummate hostess and life of the party. Above all else, George cared deeply about her friends and family and always put their comfort before her own. She is survived by her husband Jim; son Jim; daughter-in-law Laura; mother Constance; sister Cathy; brother Michael; extended family and countless friends. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in George's honor to Lifepath Hospice 12470 Telecom Drive Suite 300 Temple Terrace, FL 33637 and/or IMPS, Inc. P.O. Box 176 Pinellas Park, FL 33780.
Published in Miami Herald on May 15, 2013