In memory of
Robert A. Petito Partner of Woodbridge law firm, WWII Army Air Corps veteran, devoted family man, 92 Robert A. Petito, 92, of Lawrenceville, N.J., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Lawrenceville, N.J. Born in Trenton, Robert was a resident of Lawrence Township, N.J., for the past 58 years. He graduated from Trenton Central High School in the class of 1940. Following the outset of World War II, Robert withdrew from college to enlist in the United States Army Air Corps and served with the 8th Air Force in Great Britain flying combat missions over occupied Europe. With the end of the war, Robert returned home to complete his studies at Princeton University, where he was granted his undergraduate degree with the class of 1945, and then went on to earn his law degree from Yale University in 1951. Robert retired as a partner from Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., a law firm based in Woodbridge, N.J. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Son of the late Salvatore and Teresa Petito, Robert is survived by his loving wife, Bebe C. Petito; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert A. Petito Jr. and Christopher S. and Sue Petito; his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine T. and Jon Boyce; seven grandchildren, Robert M., John W., Lucia, Christopher B. and William Petito, and Tessa and Molly Boyce; his special nephew, Christopher N. Garruba; many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service for Mr. Petito will be held at a date and place to be announced in the future. Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville, N.J.
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