Donald E. Petrovitch, 87, of 928 Clarence Ave. New Castle passed away the evening of November 6, 2020 at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Donald was born April 30, 1933 in New Castle. He was the son of the late Walter and Helen Zapasnik Petrovitch. He was married to the former Dolores L. Luksetic. She survives at home. Mr. Petrovitch was a member of Holy Spirit Parish-St. Joseph site.
Mr. Petrovitch enlisted in the United States Navy on January 21, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA. He served his country during the Korean War. The earned the rank of Seaman. He was assigned to the USS Kearsage (CVA-33). Donald received many decorations and citations, among them were the China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon with three stars, United Nations Service Medal. Mr. Petrovitch was Honorably Discharged on September 23, 1954.
Donald worked as a Forman at the former Universal Rundle Corporation. He also worked at Elger Industry’s in Ford City, PA. Most recently Don worked for the Noga Funeral Home, Inc. as an accociate for the funeral home for eight years. Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed going to hunting camp with his friends every November. He enjoyed golfing and was an accomplished carpenter. He enjoyed extensive travels with his wife DoDo.
In addition to his wife Dolores, Donald is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Thomas (Rosemarie) Petrovitch, of New Castle; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Joanne Houlette.
A Private Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc. for immediate family at 11 a.m. Parochial Vicar Anthony Sciarappa of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
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