OBITUARY

Michael G. Petrusko Jr.

May 14, 1976April 14, 2018

Michael Gregory Petrusko, Jr., 41 yrs old, lost his battle with brain cancer Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, at Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL. He was born May 14, 1976, in Youngstown, OH, a son of Michael and Pamela (Nutter) Petrusko of Hubbard, OH.

Michael grew up in Hubbard, OH and graduated high school there in 1994. After graduation, he joined the US Navy and served for 6 years. While in the Navy, he trained to operate and maintain nuclear power plants on-board the ship. After leaving the Navy, he attended Youngstown State University, where he met his soon-to-be wife, Elaunah. While going to school, Michael worked as a Maintenance Electrician at Regenex in West Middlesex, PA. He graduated in 2005 with his Bachelor's of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. He went on to work as an Electrical Engineer at Quality Switch in Newton Falls, OH, then at PMC in North Jackson, OH until accepting a job with CSX Transportation in 2010, in Jacksonville, FL. Michael successfully obtained his Professional Engineer (PE) license in 2012.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Elaunah Ann Wilson, whom he married March 28, 2009; two sons, Dominic Allen (6) and Alexander Michael (4) of St. Augustine, FL; parents, Michael and Pamela Petrusko of Hubbard, OH; a sister, Joni Petrusko of Mentor, OH; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Beverly Nutter; paternal grandmother, Mary Louise Petrusko and his faithful canine companion, Nelson.

Michael is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George J. Petrusko, Sr. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Mayo Clinic for giving him the best care possible while fighting his battle against cancer. Also, thank you to Community Hospice & Palliative Care for providing compassionate care with dignity for Michael and his family during the final stages of his illness.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18th from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Brain Tumor Association.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Reception Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Michael G. Petrusko Jr.

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Patti DelBane Smith

April 18, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless your family. You all have my prayers and sympathy.

Keith Nutter

April 18, 2018

The 3 Hillbilly Racers

Keith Nutter

April 16, 2018

Michael spent some time racing. He enjoyed the time working on the car with pop, uncle and cousins as much as racing it.

Keith Nutter

April 16, 2018