Danniel J. Petro

July 31, 1942March 27, 2013

Danniel J. Petro age 70 of Windermere, passed away on March 27, 2013 surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He is Survived by his three children, Daughters– Natalie Wallace of Apopka, Tonia Batchelor of Bonita Springs and Son – Thomas Petro of Winter Garden, Five Grandchildren – Kyle, Jessica, Brittany, Jaiden and Danniel and one great grandchild Raelyn, seven sisters Betty, Pat, Sandee, Connie, Terri, Debbie, Michelle and brother Ron. Danniel J. Petro began his career as an Apprentice Electrician for Indiana University in 1963. Continuing his education, he earned a Masters in 1968 in Bloomington, Indiana and relocated to Florida in 1970. In Florida, he worked as an Electrician for Orange County Schools until 1973. Dan acquired his Florida Masters license in 1973. In 1975, Dan received his Florida Teaching Certificate and started an electrician program for Westside Vo-Tech where he taught until 1979 when he founded Amber Electric. Dan sold his company to Integrated Electrical Services (IES) based out of Houston, Texas, in 1998 and joined with IES, as one of their Founding Partners and as the Regional Operating Officer for the State of Florida locations. In 2000, he was promoted to Regional Operating Officer for all the Southeast locations, and in 2002, he was promoted to President of Eastern Operations. In 2006, Dan founded Bright Future Electric LLC, with offices located in Florida and Alabama. Dan held state licenses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina. Throughout Dan’s career he was involved and committed to the community, electrical industry, and several organizations including West Orange West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman, Current Trustee, West Orange Chamber Committee of 101, West Orange Political Alliance, West Orange Aviation Advisory Board, West Orange Healthcare, American Heart Association for West Orange County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. In addition Dan was the recipient of many awards including Edison Award for Electrical Industry Service, FAEC Lifetime Achievement Award, FAEC Man of the Year Award 1995-2002, 2007 Bert Roper Award and most recently The Inaugural Danniel J. Petro, The Bright Future of West Orange County Award. Dan served proudly in the US Marine Corp for four years.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from noon- 1:00 pm at the St. Pauls Presbyterian Church of Gotha, 1450 Citrus Oak Ave. Funeral and burial will held immediately following the visitation. In Lieu of Flowers, the family request that donations be made in Memory of Danniel J. Petro to: The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida 101 East Colonial, Orlando, Florida 32801 or Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 759329 Baltimore, Maryland 21275-9329 or .


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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April 22, 2013

I miss hearing you say heyy babyy every time you saw us. I miss your knee squeezes. I just want a little longer. I love you grandpa!

Daniel Enea

April 10, 2013

I had the honor to be at the West Orange event to honor Mr. Petro, not a more deserving man. Such hard worker and great example to follow! God bless you all.

Daniel Enea, Owner
Ocoee Family Funeral and Cremation

Mikki Vaughn

April 5, 2013

Dan was more than just a brother, hero and friend to me. He had a presence that embraced you, like the shade from a majestic oak drifting up the sidewalk. I will feel your loving embrace with every leaf filled branch I see.

Your baby sister.

Dave Riche

April 3, 2013

Dan-You were many things to me....teacher, employer, mentor, competitor, and mostly friend. You will be missed.

Brian Barker

April 3, 2013

I only knew Mr. Petro briefly, but in that time I came to know a kind and generous man. He was one of a kind and will surely be missed by many.

Greg Farrar

April 3, 2013

To the Petro heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. I knew Mr. Dan through his association with Ace Electric and the Stalveys. I will always remember him! I am very sorry for your loss.

Sandi Ballaron

April 3, 2013

Dan - the man who knew so many by name and had time for all who sought him out. The man who unselfishly helped so very many.

Dan, I find myself listening for your voice coming up the stairs or perhaps you appearing over my shoulder when you would wander the halls in "stealth" mode:) It has been a great honor to have known and worked with you. Your great leadership has been a blessing in my life and the life of my family.

Mary Abraham

April 3, 2013

My condolences to the Petro family. I knew Dan at AMber, he was a great guy! Sorry for your loss

Donna Trzecki

April 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the Petro Family...I worked with Dan at Westside Vo-Tech and for him at Amber Electric. I will always remember him..

Garrison Stevens

April 3, 2013

....On behalf of our company and all of our staffing personnel, we extend our sincere condolences to the Petro family for the loss of such an honorable man, husband, father, brother and leader in our community. Dan was a role model for all small business owners on how to succeed and treat all of his organization as his extended family.
G. Saddington Stevens, Founder
Auerbach Resource Management
SRC Averbach Intl SSI Corp