Petro, Robert (Rob) Birch Run Passed away after a year long battle with cancer, Sunday, October 16, 2016; age 63 years. Rob was born on August 11, 1953 in Saginaw, MI to Charles and Eileen Petro. He graduated from Birch Run High School. Rob worked for ITI Inc. in Bridgeport for 34 years and Signet6 at Nexteer for 8 years. Rob loved hunting, golf and competition skeet and trap shooting. He was a member of the Frankenmuth Conservation Club, the Michigan Skeet Association and the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Over the years he won many awards competing in trap and skeet. Rob was very proud of the family property, Petro Pond, after his father passed away he followed in his father's footsteps and faithfully maintained the property for many years. Surviving besides are: his wife, Alexis Petro; step daughter, Amy Nolan; step daughter-in-law, Denise Wazny; step grandchildren, Phelicia Wazny and Logan Wazny; mother Eileen Petro; sisters, Janet (Fred) Birnbaum and Karen (Art) Matzke; nephews and nieces, Michael Matzke, Brian (Nancy Anderson) Matzke, Leisa (Bob) McKinnon, Steven (Pam Trgina) Dudek; great nephews and nieces, Tyler Brooks, Robbie McKinnon, Amanda Dudek, Alex Dudek and Ally Dudek; special friend JoAnn Mertz and many cousins scattered around the U.S. as well as his Uncle Don Petro Sr. of Orlando, FL. Rob was predeceased by his step son Phillip Wazny and his father Charles Petro. A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. According to Rob's wishes cremation to follow. Rob's family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Frankenmuth Conservation Club or Charity of Donor's Choice. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com .
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