Robert J. Petriga passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022. He was 82.
Mr. Petriga of Norristown was a member of Holy Saviour Parish and the Jeffersonville Golf Association. He was a retired Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Specialist employed at Merck.
Robert grew up in Larksville, PA and played baseball throughout his grade school and high school years. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan which also included watching professional wrestling with his sons. Robert loved summer vacations at the Port-O-Call in Ocean City, NJ as the family spent time together on the beach, in the ocean and walking the boardwalk.
Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam.
Robert was born in Larksville on October 11, 1939 and was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Strish) Petriga. He was the husband of the late Lena (Calamia) Petriga.
Robert is survived by his two sons, Joseph (Kim) and Michael Petriga; one sister, Geraldine Rushinski; three grandchildren, Ashleigh, Brianna and Matthew.
Robert was predeceased by his son, Robert J Petriga Jr and two brothers, Michael and John Petriga.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Monday, April 11 at 10 AM at Holy Saviour Church, Norristown.
Viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 AM Monday at the church. Burial will be in St Patrick cemetery.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Saviour Church.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Volpe Funeral Home.