George Petro

George PetroGeorge Petro. 84, of Sherman, CT, husband of Anna (Deliman) Petro died on Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. Mr. Petro was born on April 4th, 1928 in Wyano, Pennsylvania to Mary (Olexa) and Michal Petro.  After his father was badly injured in a coal mine accident he was taken with his family to Czechoslovakia.  He was 4 years old.  He lived through the turbulent years of World War II with his village occupied by both the Russian and German troops.  In 1946, he returned to America at age 18 and lived in Jersey City, NJ.  He married his wife of 54 years, Anna Deliman in 1958.  After his marriage he worked at Hatfield Wire & Cable and then at Schering Plough Pharmaceutical Company as a Stationary Engineer until his retirement in 1990.  After retirement he and his wife moved to Sherman, Connecticut.  George was an avid lover of nature and was proud of his garden and his fruit trees and often enjoyed just a good walk in the woods.  He was an excellent woodworker and loved making wooden canes, walking sticks, birds and bird houses.  George and Anna were faithful members of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in Danbury where he was active as a Bingo Worker and with the Golden Dome Bakers.  One of his greatest joys was playing the part of St. Nicholas at their annual St. Nicholas Day celebration.

George was predeceased by his mother and father, his stepfather Juraj Dancik and stepfather Michael Butkovski, his sister and brother-in-law, Anna & John Varga, his sister and brother-in-law Mary & George Mraz and sister Susan Wittstock.  In addition to his wife, Anna, he is survived by son Michael and daughter-in-law Louise, son George and daughter-in-law Pamela, three grandchildren Michael, Joseph and Harrison Petro, his brother John Petro, sister and brother-in-law Irene & John Astrab and sister Betty Dreyfus.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with Fr. John Cigan, officiating.

Burial will take place in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, New Jersey on Thursday at 11:45 am.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Wednesday from 8:45 am to 9:45 am.

The Parastas service will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Contributions to St. Nicholas Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

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