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Michael J. PETRINA

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Michael J. PETRINA Obituary
PETRINA, Michael J.

Michael J. Petrina, 94 years old, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Sunday, November 17, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Croatia, Mike emigrated to the United States at the age of four and grew up in Buffalo, NY. He spent his entire career in the trucking industry and ultimately became President of M&G Convoy, an auto transport company, in 1969. He was active in numerous trucking associations and frequently testified on their behalf before various state and federal legislative bodies. A long time Florida resident, he was an avid golfer and gin player, before and after his retirement in 1989. Mike was a member and former President of the Old Guard Society. He was also a member of the Beach Club, The Breakers Golf Club and the PGA National Golf Club. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Helen Lynch Petrina; his son, Michael of Arlington, VA; his daughter, Patricia Spinelli (husband, Peter) of Rochester, NY; his granddaughter, Lisa Spinelli of New York, NY; and his sister, Barbara Clements of Santa Fe, NM. His first wife of 55 years, Mary Francis Petrina, predeceased him in 1997. His grandson, Paul, passed away in June of this year. Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, November 22, 2013, at QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, with a Wake Service to be held at 6:30 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, at St. Edward Catholic Church, Palm Beach, FL, with entombment to follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or the , Southeast Chapter, P.O. Box, 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME (561) 832-5171

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2013
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