Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend has been taken on Eagles Wings to Eternal rest after a brief courageous struggle with Leukemia on March 1, 2019 surrounded by family and his dear cousin, Kevin O'Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by grandparents. His parents, Steve and Dorothy Petrovich; siblings, Sharon, Robert, Carolyn, and Johnny, as well as many special aunts and uncles. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sharon Roberts Petrovich; sons, Steve (Liz) of Alburqueque, James of the Philippines, and Darryl and Todd of Bremerton. He credits his 53 year marriage to a phrase by Pope Francis ''A long marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.’' He is also survived by special grandsons, Jacob and Alec; sisters, Kathy Coury of Mt. Vernon, WA, Linda Beausoleil from Missoula, MT; brother, Bryan (Natalie) of Vacaville, CA; sister in law, Linda Cromwell (Dave) of Hamilton, MT; brother in law and dear friend, Fred Armstrong and friend, Sue Dunn of Stevensville, MT; many dearly loved cousins, nieces, and nephews; Aunt Helen Haley of Kentucky, and Jane Petrovich of Anaconda, MT. He loved his wife, family and friends unconditionally.
He was born in Anaconda, MT, January 23,1944. He attended local schools and worked for the ACM for 26 years. He reluctantly moved to Bremerton in 1983 and soon it was home. He worked for the shipyards 20 years and his favorite job was working on the USS Nimetz.
He enjoyed his beautiful home and shared it with friends and family. Everyone left with many cherished memories to go around. He enjoyed a cold beer every now and then. He worked hard and took pride in every task, and did so with perfection. A master of many trades but worked as a machinist.
He was a lifelong member of BPOE 239 in MT, 1181 in Bremerton, Smeltermans Old Timers Club, and Croatian Fraternal Union.
As a young man his passion was classic cars which were all shiny, the fastest, and nicest of all. He and friends spent hours CRUISIN’ THE DRAG and Dancing.
He will be sadly missed but not forgotten by all who knew him. In lieu of donation, please pass on kindness and hope and help those less fortunate than you.
Public viewing will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 10:30am with a Rosary to begin at 11:30am, and Mass at 12:00pm. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.