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Christopher R. Petz

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Petz, Christopher R.
Jul. 30, 1952 - Aug. 17, 2013
Christopher R. Petz, 61, of Sarasota, FL, died on Aug. 17, 2013. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thurs., Aug. 22, 2013 at Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel in Sarasota. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thurs., at the funeral home with burial at 1:30PM in Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota. Funeral arrangements by: Toale Brothers Funeral Homes.
Chris was born in Chicago, IL on July 30, 1952. He then grew up in St. Thomas, V.I. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18, served in Germany, and then moved to Sarasota, FL as a surveyor. He served as a construction project manager in various companies in Sarasota, FL and in Massachusetts. He was a hard worker and took pride in his work.
Chris enjoyed playing pool, the card game Let It Ride, and cheering on his favorite sports teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Boston Red Sox.
Chris is preceded in death by his parents, William and Cleone Petz, wife, Leslie Petz, sister, Anne Tricarico, nephew, Cliff Conrad.
Chris is survived by his children, Heather, Christopher Jr. and wife Bethany, and Teylor Petz, step-daughters, Jessica Cardinal and Raechel Flory, siblings, Brad and wife Joni, Bruce and wife Barbara, and Maria Burke and husband L.B., grandson, Mason Petz-Reid, former wife, Cathy Petz, and many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Chris was much loved by his family and friends. He made friends wherever he went. He was a good man, and his spirit will live on through his children and grandchildren.

Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013
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