August J. Petrillo of Sharon, formerly of Farrell, passed away peacefully at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Juniper Village. He was 93.
Mr. Petrillo was born April 4, 1924, in Farrell, a son of Nicholas and Rose (Corso) Petrillo. He was a lifelong area resident and a 1942 graduate of Farrell High School.
August served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and after passing his state board examinations, became a licensed funeral director.
August owned and operated the August Petrillo Funeral Home in Farrell for many years until his retirement in 1989.
He was a former member of St. Anthony Church, Sharon.
August was a member of the Italian Home Club, Wolf's Club and Christopher Columbus Society, all Farrell. An avid sports fan, he particularly enjoyed watching Pittsburgh Steeler and New York Yankee games.
Surviving are a daughter, Holly M. Fulford of Hermitage; and a grandson, Daniel J. Fulford, of Norfolk, Va.
Besides his parents, August was preceded in death by two brothers, John Petrillo, an identical twin, and Francis Petrilo; a sister, Rosemarie Venetti; and a son-in-law, Keith Fulford.
August J., 93, of Sharon, formerly of Farrell.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday (1-22-18) in the J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME ABD CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday (1-22-18) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Claire Megles, chaplain of Kindred Hospice, officiating.
Entombment: St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Published on January 19, 2018