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D. Arthur Petrollini

March 9, 1919 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 102)

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D. Arthur Petrollini, age 102, passed away August 31, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

  Art was born in Youngstown Ohio March 9, 1919, the son of Joseph and Concetta Desiatta  Petrollini.

  A lifetime area resident, Art was a graduate of South High school in 1938, and then Choffin.

 Art was employed in his early years at Strand Theatre. He then, in 1941, pursued his career as a motor rewinder at Phoenix Electric co.  Art was most recently employed until his retirement at Fitzsimons Steel Co. as an electrician, where he also served many years as the Union vice-president, serving his co-workers, and negotiating contracts. He also organized a company bowling and golf league for all employees, while employed.

 Art was a former member of St. Stanislaws, charter member of St. Luke, and most recently St. Charles Catholic Church. Art served as an usher and was a member of the choir at St. Luke Church. He also helped set up the annual Church festival, where he worked many years as a poker dealer.

  When Art moved to Boardman, he helped form the St. Luke’s golf league, as well as the Applewood golf league. Art and his late wife Lottie started the bi-annual St. Luke’s Kolachi sale, using Lottie's family recipe.

  Art took everything he did quite serious, whether it was his job, his representation, or his hobbies. He took pride in being competitive even thru his older years in golf, as well as his achieving sharpshooter status during WWII, and maintaining it thru his life.

  Art is survived by two children, Art (Lori Arnaut) of Poland, where he most recently lived, and Eric of Moonachie NJ, and 2 grandsons: Andrew & Daniel, Many nieces and nephews, and his longtime companion, Millie Neice.

      Art's wife, Charlotte “Lottie” Tochman, preceded him in death on November 27, 1986.

  In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his three brothers Albert, Alfred “Curly”, William “Coxy”, and his sister Phillis (Zizzo).

    Art was an avid golfer, at times golfing in 3 leagues at a time! He enjoyed his yearly golf trips to Florida, Carolina, and Georgia!

    Art helped organize 2 group trips to Italy, where he visited his relatives, and even had an audience with Pope John Paul II. Art also enjoyed periodic trips to Las Vegas with his family members!

   Art's family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Health, Hospice of the Valley for their special care over the past year.

And a special thanks to his grandson’s Andrew and Dan, for taking care of him like no other Grandson’s would have.

Family and friends may call Monday September 6, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman. And from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesday morning September 7, at St. Charles Church 7345 Westview Dr. Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Philip Rogers.

Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.



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September 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
September 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
7345 Westview Drive
Boardman, OH 44512

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