OBITUARY

Shirley Elizabeth Petraitis

April 30, 1927May 1, 2014

Shirley Petraitis, 87, of Glendale, left her family on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Le Bleu Chateau, Burbank, California. She was born April 30, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, to Alfred and Maria Petersen, she was the second of five children. She married John Petraitis in 1950, he preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are her son Paul Petraitis and wife Allison of Glendale, California, her daughter Sheri Garwood and partner Bill Lenaberg of Tujunga, California; her granddaughter Jillian Asplund and husband Craig along with her great granddaughter Sarah, of Flagstaff, Arizona; and her sister Dorothy Balabon of Alsip, Illinois.

Her son, John N. Petraitis preceded her in death; also her sister Marilyn and her brothers Roy and Alfred. Shirley was a longtime resident of Glendale, California, where she finally settled after leaving her childhood home in Chicago at the age of 23 following her marriage.

Shirley was especially proud of her years serving the Women of the Moose at the Moose Lodge in Glendale, especially her year as Senior Regent. The burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, California. Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.

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Carole Rossi

May 15, 2014

Dearest Paul, I am so sorry to hear of your Momma's passing. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Please know that John and I are here for you, always!

~RIP-Shirley~

Much Love from your friends,
Carole Rossi and John Michael

Carole Rossi

May 15, 2014

Dearest Paul, I am so very sorry to hear of your sweet momma's passing. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. John and I are sending you thoughts of comfort. Please know that we are always here for you, anytime! Do not hestitate to call on us.

RIP Shirley~

Much Love, Carole Rossi and John Michael xo

May 12, 2014

Dear Paul Sheri Jillian and family, my heart goes out to you and your loved ones. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I do believe in life after death though. I am sure she is at peace and no longer suffering. Big hugs from me and my girls. Love to you all, Suzy Skaar

Gina Guercio-Colburn

May 12, 2014

Paul my heart and soul goes out to you and yours. We only have but one Momma and you were such a wonderful son. My prayers will be for your family at this sad time.

Cristy McCallister

May 12, 2014

Dear Paul and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Having lost my father in January, I know how tough and painful this must be for you.

My Deepest Sympathy

Cristy McCallister

Frank Patti

May 12, 2014

Paul, I'm sorry for your loss. Everyone who knows you knows what a devoted son you were. You and your mom were SO lucky to have each other. Hang in there pal. Frank Patti

Leesa Nicosia

May 12, 2014

Paul....I am sooooo sorry for your loss. You were such a devoted son and I know she's smiling down on you. My heart aches for you

Scott & Lisa Stein

May 12, 2014

Dear Paul and family, our love and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Christine Somogyi

May 12, 2014

I am sorry for the loss of your mother. You are an inspiration to us all for the love and care you have shown her in her last years. My prayers are with you and your family.

Donna Lee

May 11, 2014

Dear Paul and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Paul, you were an inspiration to me as you took such sweet and loving care of your mother. She knew she was loved and now you can rest knowing she is at Peace. Love, Donna