Joseph J. Petras
Petras, Joseph J. age 87, October 21, 1921 - May 31, 2009, loving husband of the late Mary (nee Wisemiller), survivors include 6 children and spouses, Michael (Kathleen), Joseph (Marlene), Robert (Anna), Barbara (Charles) Sabatka, Carol (Robert) Beyer, and Ronald (Kathleen), loving grandfather of 15, Amber (Ryan) Ulhorn, Erik Petras, Neil (April) Fiorito, Joseph (Jamie) Petras, Renee (Phillip) Kaufman, Michelle (Walter) Lojewski, Robert Petras, (Jeffrey) Domino, Rachel (Brian) Swiderski, Steven Sabatka, Michael Sabatka, Paul (Zorina) Beyer, Nicole Beyer, Marie Beyer, and Lisa Petras, loving great-grandfather of nine, Nicholas Ulhorn, Nathan Ulhorn, Alec Petras, Cade Fiorito, Cara Fiorito, Ryan Domino, Mia Domino, Calder Swiderski, Evan Swiderski, preceded in death by five siblings, Cyprian, Margaret, John, Vincent, Anthony, survived by sister, Ann P. (John) Syre, uncle to many nieces and nephews. World War II Veteran Army 91st Infantry Division 292 Battalion Staff Sgt. Fought bravely in the Battle of the Bulge. European combat from December 1944 - May 1945. Member of River Grove VFW #5979 and American Legion #1231. A great man who left a legacy of love. Resting at Belmont Funeral Home, 7120 W. Belmont Ave., Tuesday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, June 3, at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saint Cyprian Church. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery. Arrangements made by Lewis Funeral Home.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on 6/3/2009