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Robert Bernard Petro, known as Bobby to friends and family, a long-time resident of Center Valley, PA, passed away at the age of 76, on December 5, 2012. Bobbys life reflected the principles of the Shakers, whose furniture and lifestyle he deeply admired: Live life with simplicity and honesty through fine craft. He was a true artisan. A master builder. A collector, historian, and storyteller. His pursuits- from custom auto-body work, to woodworking, to antiquing - spoke volumes about his true love and understanding of the word craftsmanship. These traits made him as endearing as he was eclectic- and, at times, a real pain in the... Bobby proudly served in the Navy as part of the Seabees. Their motto, Construmus Batumius, or We Build, We Fight, reflected his approach to most every aspect of his life. He was a fighter, always. Relentless. Stubborn. Determined. No challenge was too great, or too trivial for his attention. His spirit was succinctly encapsulated in their slogan: Can do. That can do attitude served him well throughout the last three decades of his life where he spent his time diligently committed to crafting every last detail of his home- painstakingly built almost entirely by his own hands. For everyone who shared in the journey that was Bobbys life and his home, the family sincerely thanks you. Your memories and stories are now and forever a part of its walls. It will always remain in the family as a testament to one mans relentless pursuit of his dreams, ideals, and convictions. Survivors: Bobby is survived by his son, Justin; brother, Edward; Lady Friend, Judy; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Robert was the loving husband Francis (Simonaitis) Petro, who predeceased him in 1998. Services: 11 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012, at Norcross Weber Funeral Home, 101-B N. Main St., Coopersburg. Viewing: 10 a.m., Monday, until time of services at the funeral home. Burial at Saint Anns Cemetery, Dallas, PA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. (www.weberfuneralhomes.com) Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, www.history.org
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 7, 2012
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