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Robert C. Petrilla

Robert C. Petrilla, 86, of Brittany Pointe Estates in Lansdale, formerly of Pottstown, died Sunday February 5, 2012. Born in North Wales, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Minnie (Colson) Petrilla. He was the husband of the late Emily (Baldwin) Petrilla.

Mr. Petrilla was a graduate of the former North Wales High School. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp and served as a fighter pilot during WWII. He later attended Drexel University and Middle Tennessee State College. He worked in the medical /surgical business as a manufacturer’s rep for Johnson and Johnson and Solmar Surgical of Allentown.

Mr. Petrilla was an 18 year member of the Pottsgrove School Board and was on the board for the formation of the Western Montgomery Co. Vo-Tech School. He also was active in the Pottstown chapter of S.C.O.R.E. A member of the First Baptist Church of Pottstown for 64 yrs, he was a member of the Board of Deacons and Trustees. An avid tennis player, he and his wife wintered in Florida after his retirement in 1980.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol P., wife of P. Frank Anders of Blue Bell; one son, Robert B. and his wife Kathy of Pottstown; and two grandchildren, Jason and Amy Petrilla. He was predeceased by a daughter, Janet P. Shaner in 2001 and his three siblings, Rose Anna Madden, Martha Holnick and Joseph Petrilla.

A memorial service:
Thursday February 9, 2012
11am at First Baptist Church,
301 King St,
Pottstown, PA 19464
Rev. Dr. Marvin Marsh will officiate.

Burial will be private in Mount Zion Cemetery in North Coventry.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the above church or a favorite charity in his memory.

Arrangements by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home, Ambler, PA

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