OBITUARY

Robert (Bob) Stephen Petko

July 10, 1945April 11, 2018
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Robert (Bob) Petko, 72, of Holly Springs, NC, passed away April 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1945 in Adah, PA, the only son of the late Steve and Viola (Rejzer) Petko. Robert loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He also loved to travel. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be sorely missed by all. He worked for 31 years for American Sterilizer Corporation in Erie, PA/Apex, NC and retired from Grifols (Bayer/Talecris) after 18 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Connie, his children Kim (Petko) Harrison and husband Shawn, Terry Petko and wife Brenda, and his stepsons Joe and John Williams. He also leaves five grandsons, Camden, Owen and Breyden Harrison, and Evan and Dylan Petko. In addition Robert is survived by three sisters, Kathleen (Nick) Michaelson, Connie (Jim) Cole, and Geri (Bill) Pursglove. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 3:30pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, www.curesarcoma.org/robert-s-petko.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net

  • FAMILY

  • Steve and Viola (Rejzer) Petko, Parents
  • Connie Petko, Wife
  • Kim (Petko) Harrison and husband Shawn, Daughter
  • Terry Petko and wife Brenda, Son
  • Joe Williams, Stepson
  • John Williams, Stepson
  • Camden Harrison, Grandson
  • Owen Harrison, Grandson
  • Breyden Harrison, Grandson
  • Evan Petko, Grandson
  • Dylan Petko, Grandson
  • Kathleen Michaelson and husband Nick, Sister
  • Connie Cole and husband Jim, Sister
  • Geri Pursglove and husband Bill, Sister
  • He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert (Bob) Stephen Petko

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Dave Karle

April 14, 2018

Connie and Family
I cannot imagine the grief you are enduring over the loss of such a kind and gentle person. I will always remember him as a quiet, soft spoken individual with a smile and a cordial greeting for all.
I was so happy for both of you when you found and supported each other.
Please accept Martha's and my sincerest condolences.. We remain..

Your friends always
Martha and Dave Karle

James Cole

April 14, 2018

Robert, where do I start? Well there is no beginning & there is no end. I can remember through the years how we became more like brothers than friends. Oh, all the laughter & we did laugh a lot , we laughed so hard we would have tears in our eyes, all with having fun with family & friends. Yes Bob, we also cried together & was able to hold one another up. Hey you remember our birthday's , how could you forget, you on July 10th & me on July 11th, we celebrated them together. I had this huge banner that stated: Happy Birthday to Robert & Jim. I'll hang it up again this year, but it won't be the same, oh you'll still be standing on one side of the banner & I on the other, I just won't be able to see you, but I know you will be able to see me. You will watch over all of us now & make sure we are ok, like you did when you where here. I love you Robert & always will. You & I have made a lot of good memories together and occasionally I will pull one out from my heart to have a smile or laugh, to get me through the day. I will miss you so, until we meet again. Jim.

Erin Gould

April 13, 2018

Dearest Kim and Family,

Truly saddened to hear of your Dad's passing, I pray that you find the strength in your memories to sustain you in the days ahead. Although I was only blessed with meeting your Dad on a couple of occasions, the love he had for you was evident in his eyes and the strength of your bond was a purely obvious and beautiful sight. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always and I hope you can take comfort in knowing that nothing beautiful is ever really lost...your Dad will live on in your heart , as well as the hearts of all who loved him, forever.

With my deepest sympathies,
Erin Gould

Connie Cole

April 13, 2018

Robert The best brother You were always there for me You looked out for me when I was little and I know you will be my angel in heaven looking out for me now. I know you are with mom and dad now I know I can’t text you little notes on my phone anymore. But I will talk to you every morning You will have no more pain. I am glad. Till I see you again. I love you with all my heart Your sister Connie

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Biography

Robert (Bob) Petko, 72, of Holly Springs, NC, passed away April 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1945 in Adah, PA, the only son of the late Steve and Viola (Rejzer) Petko. Robert loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He also loved to travel. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be sorely missed by all. He worked for 31 years for American Sterilizer Corporation in Erie, PA/Apex, NC and retired from Grifols (Bayer/Talecris) after 18 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Connie, his children Kim (Petko) Harrison and husband Shawn, Terry Petko and wife Brenda, and his stepsons Joe and John Williams. He also leaves five grandsons, Camden, Owen and Breyden Harrison, and Evan and Dylan Petko. In addition Robert is survived by three sisters, Kathleen (Nick) Michaelson, Connie (Jim) Cole, and Geri (Bill) Pursglove. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 3:30pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, www.curesarcoma.org/robert-s-petko.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net