JULY 11, 1923-SEPT. 11, 2009
John E. "Slim" Petro, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.
Born July 11, 1923, in Northampton, Pa., he was the son of the late John A. and Mary Petro.
Mr. Petro was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Florence Petro, who died in 2005.
John was both a retired supervisor with Mack Trucks and a security officer with Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
He was a very proud Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.
He was an active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hagerstown, and served there as an usher for many years. He also was a longtime member and one-time Grand Knight for the local Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the American Legion of Williamsport, Md., and the Brotherhood of Elks of Hagerstown.