Joseph J. Petras, son of the late Michael and Katerina (nee Holoska) Petras (both originally from Slovakia and came to the States around 1920), husband to the late Mary (nee Wisemiller), father of Mike (Kathy), Joe (Marlene), Bob (Anna), Barbara (Charles), Carol (Robert), and Ronald (Kathy), grandfather and great grandfather to 25 grand kids, passed away last night. Those who knew Grandpa Joe knew he was one in a million, and one of the friendliest people ever. I will post the details for the wake when I receive them.
If anyone has any information about either of his lines (Petras and Holoska from Cerova-Leskova, Czechoslovakia) I would appreciate hearing from you. Grandpa Joe loved and cherished his family, and, while he knew a bit about his parents, he always wanted to know more about their parents and those before them.