Robert J. Pettorini Jr., age 66 of Perry Ohio, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2022 at his residence. He was born on September 28, 1956 in Spangler, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Betty Jean (Masnica) Pettorini. He lived in Patton, Pennsylvania his entire childhood.
Robert was an owner, partner, and Vice President of Production for Lake County Nursery in Perry. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture. He was an extremely knowledgeable nurseryman who enjoyed and appreciated his production crew members.
Robert answered to Rob, Robby, Bob, Bobby and Dad by family and friends. He loved working in his garden, preserving his harvest and sharing the bounty of vegetables with all. He loved cooking with fresh ingredients and serving up big meals for his family. He was an outdoorsman; working outside, walking his dogs and as an avid hunter who loved deer hunting but also just being out in nature.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Arlene Pettorini.
He is survived by his wife Maria (Zampini) Pettorini and sons Jacob (Leyna) Pettorini, Robert (Stacey) Pettorini and grandson, Eben Morgan. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Joe and Marci Zampini and nieces Abby and Kayla Zampini.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, November, 17, 2022 at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home located at 312 Eagle St., Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00am Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 523 Plum St. Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077. Attendees should meet at the church on Friday for the service. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggestions contributions in Robert’s name to either the American Heart Association or the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Hospice of the Western Reserve
P O Box 72101, Cleveland OH 44192
American Heart Association
1375 East 9th Street, Cleveland OH 44114