Robert W. Petrina (July 14, 1939 - September 04, 2023)

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Robert W. Petrina
  • July 14, 1939
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  • September 04, 2023

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Robert “Bob” W. Petrina passed away on September 4, 2023

Bob was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 14, 1939, to George and Anne Petrina. He attended Wilkinsburg High School followed by the University of Wyoming where he played football. Bob married the love of his life Bev in 1984.

Bob retired as the Vice President of Operations from Rockford Bolt and Steel in 2007. He also worked for Heppenstal Steel in Pittsburgh. Prior to entering private employment, he served four years in the United States Air Force, spending time in Biloxi, San Antonio and Darmstadt, Germany. Throughout his life, Bob was an active participant in Kiwanis Club, Special Olympics, New Covenant United Methodist Church and The Rockford Club where is spent time as President.

Bob (Pap Pap) is survived by his wife Bev; three sons and daughters-in laws, Bob and Jen, Tom and Sandi, Jim and Jan; Nine Grand Children, Ryan and wife Katherine, Kyle and wife MacKenzie, Erik, Emily, Maddie, TJ, Jillian, Kate and Grace; Three great grand children, Richmond, Sutton and Hannah; Two Brothers Dennis and wife Debby; Nephew Chad, Ronald and Niece Amy. He is preceded in death by his son, Brian.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 9:30am on Friday October 20, 2023 at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodbridge Dr., The Villages, FL 32162. A coffee reception will follow immediately. At 2pm there will be a Military Committal Service at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pastors Benevolence Fund, New Covenant United Methodist Church, to support church members in need.


New Covenant United Methodist Church
3470 Woodbridge Dr., The Villages, FL 32162
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Date & Time:
October 20, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513
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  1. Robert Southard says:
    10 Oct 2023
    It is with a sad heart that both Salme and I think of the loss of a longtime friend and our sympathy goes out to Bev and their entire family. We met Bob over 40 years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. Our memories of Bob are of a happy-go-lucky guy with a great since of humor. He will be remembered as such. Many hugs and lots of love go out to the family, Salme and Bob

  2. Terri Sutherin says:
    26 Sep 2023
    We are sending our deepest sympathy to Bev and family. We are heart broken, as you all are, and will miss our best friend every day. We have so many wonderful memories of our adventures and special times over the last 15 years together. These memories of love and friendship are now treasures that will keep Bob in our hearts forever. Sending hugs and all our love, Terri and Bob

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