James F. Petrone, 89, of Hookstown, passed away on, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, in his home.
James was born on November 4, 1933, in Mercer, a son of the late Anthony and Eleanor (Bromberg) Petrone
James worked as a baker for Evergood in Oakdale and also for MACs donuts in Aliquippa. He was a baker at both bakeries and loved watching everyone enjoy his sweet treats. James also worked a stint at Petruccis Market in Burgettstown.
After returning from the bakeries, Mr. Petrone was a retired starter for Marada Golf Course. He loved this job more than anything. In fact, he didn’t even consider it a job. This was always a dream of his to be on the golf course as much as possible and especially Marada. The course held a special place in his heart, since it is where he had his first hole in one! James loved the game and he was truly his happiest on the course.
Another huge part of James’s life was his family. There was no game of golf that could truly trump his love for them. His wife, kids and grandchildren were his whole world. James never missed any of his son’s baseball games or even his grandson’s games. He was dedicated, hardworking and loving. There was never a better man to fulfill each role in his family. He loved a life so full of happiness and joy and he shared it with everyone he loved.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (Pizzuti) Petrone, daughter, Lisa Morgan, daughter-in-law, Nadine Petrone, grandsons, Michael (Lauren) Morgan, Christopher (Amanda) Morgan and Ryan Petrone, great grandaughters, Josie, Hazel and Cora Morgan, brother, William (Barbara) Petrone, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his parents, James is preceded in death by his son, Jim Petrone and sister, Mary Carol Becker.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, January 16, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc. and Crematory, 305 Main Street, Imperial (724-695-2800). A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Local honors to be preformed by VFW 191, Canonsburg.