Donald H. Petro, age 93, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Reese, passed away on April 27, 2017. Don was born on June 25, 1923. He will be remembered as a great man who lived life to the fullest and loved his family.
Don proudly served in World War ll. He was employed at Universal Engineering for 44 years, retiring in 1985. Don was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Richville American Legion Post 400 and the Richville Conservation Club. Don is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Frieda B. Petro.
He is survived by his children, Darlene Jalowsky of Casselberry, Fran Beach (Cliff Payne) of Jacksonville, Donald (Terese) Petro of Reese, and Debra (Kurt) Liebknecht of Apopka; grandchildren; Aimee (Bruce) Fowler, Wayne (Caitlin) Liebknecht, Wendy Liebknecht (deceased), Kevin (Erica Jore) Liebknecht, Nathan (Cara) Pike, Megan (Keith) Edwards; great-grandchildren; Sky, Riley, Maggie, Makayla, Hoyt, Breslin and Laci. Don is also survived by a special friend, Sue Miller and a host of other relatives, friends and an ever-increasing fan base.
A viewing will take place at The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Orlando, Florida, on Monday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Please visit, www.careyhand.com, to sign the on-line guestbook.
Hello to all the family;
I know there is sadness and I know there is celebration for the life of Uncle Don.
Please know that your family is in my thoughts for the passage of a great light hearted man. The Don Petro family has spent years making wonderful memories for all of you to share.
Alexis PetroBirch Run, MO
GOD rest your good soul. Hoo Yah Brother.
Bill & Edie MorrisOrlando, FL
Darlene, Fran, Debbie, Donnie and families. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Don. May you cherish and share the many memories created in the loving and fun life your Dad had. God grant you all comfort.
Bruce and Delores Landskroener
Delores LandskroenerReese, MI
Our "Deepest Sympathy to "All Of your Loved Ones!" May God be there to "Comfort You" at this most difficult time! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Clarence & Monica BrightChampiona Gate, FL
Debbie & Family. So sorry for your loss. We have known Don as long as we have known ya'll. He was always a hoot at every event we celebrated with ya'll. We are going to miss him dearly. I can just see him polka-ing his way thru heaven. Maybe even take a golf swing or two. Love ya'll, Thoughts and prayers always.
Cathy & Tanner ScofieldMt. Dora, FL
Don was one of the greats! I will surely miss his wonderful smile and fabulous outlook on life. May the memories of all the good times quickly overwhelm the pain and loss you now feel.
JoAnn StirlingMelbourne, FL
my father Tom Anthony worked with Don and Don jr at Universal engineering for many many years. My father passed away in november of 2016. Dad enjoyed working with Don and spoke highly of him. Our symathy and prayers are sent to you. Please accept our condolances.
debra anthonymillington, MI
Don and family,
Walt and I are sorry for the loss of your father, sending prayers for you during this difficult time...
Kimberly AndersonEssexville, MI