Frank S. Petro, 62, of Tunnelton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Born May 6, 1951, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Bohovich) Petro. Frank lived in the Saltsburg area all of his life and was a 1969 graduate of Saltsburg High School, where he excelled as a wrestler. Frank started working in the mines in Tunnelton in the '70s, and worked his way up to a job with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, where he was employed as an emergency response and training specialist. He also owned and operated Frank's Gun and Taxidermy Shop in Tunnelton since the '70s. Frank was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Williamson Lodge No. 431 in Saltsburg, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg, the Indiana Rod and Gun Club, the Indiana County Beagle Club and the Saltsburg Fire Company. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis J. Petro. Frank is survived by his wife of 10 years, Janet (Salo) Petro; sons, Frank S. (Stacy) Petro Jr., of Saltsburg, and William R. "Bill" Petro, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Madison N. and Sara L.; siblings, Ronald Neil, of Spring Church, Luara (Robert) Stewart, of Tunnelton, and Bill (Chris) Petro, of Saltsburg; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg. A Masonic service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. A funeral service and Celebration of Frank's life will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Brett D. Hoover officiating. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com
Published by Tribune Review on Jan. 2, 2014.