Michael Petyo, 85, of Mountain Top, passed away on Sunday morning at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on Oct. 31, 1927, a son of the late George and Helen Danko Petyo. Michael attended Wilkes-Barre Township High School and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he had been employed for many years as postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service in Nuangola. Mike was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church in Ashley, and he was a member of the Lithuanian Social Club in Wilkes-Barre Township.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and George Petyo, and by his sisters Mary Grula and Helen Domanski.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary D. Kumor Petyo; children, Denise Jacono and her husband, Frank, Milford, Del.; Michael Petyo and his wife, Claudette, Allentown; Edmund Petyo and his wife, Corinne, Wilkes-Barre; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Ann McManamon and her husband, Thomas, Levittown; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Michael's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 23, 2013