Norman Ray Petrie, age 92, of Etna, Ohio, passed away on March 9, 2022 at Mount Carmel East. He was born January 18, 1930 to the late Clyde and Nadine (Kitts) Petrie in Proctorville, OH. Norman started his career as a self taught excavating contractor. He loved the idea of owning his own business and was highly respected in the industry. Norman was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He loved his country and proudly displayed the American Flag wherever he could. After retirement, Norman enjoyed traveling the country in his motor home. A few of his hobbies included going to flea markets and bringing home any clock he could find and fixing them in his garage. Norman was a avid clock collector, his favorite being the cuckoo clock. Many neighbors and friends will fondly remember him riding around the neighborhood on his scooter or golf cart. He is survived by Mary Ann, his loving wife of 70 years; children, Yolanda (Frank) Rosato and Wayne (Mary Ann) Petrie; grandchildren, Joseph (Demaris) Rosato, Anthony (Danny) Davis-Rosato, Jaclyn (Matt) Angle and Jason Petrie. Norm adored his two great-granddaughters, Norah Rosato and Payton Angle. He also leaves behind two sisters, Mary George and Karen Petrie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Petrie, Bill Petrie, Elsie Oiler, David Petrie and Daryl Petrie. A Visitation will be held on MONDAY, March 14, 2022, from 10 - 11 AM at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, where his funeral will start at 11 AM, with Pastor Dan Neal officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. If you would like to honor Norman, donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org). The family would like to thank the wonderful neighbors of Russell Heights for always being there for Norman and Mary Ann. Online condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com.
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