Arthur Petar

December 31, 1922February 5, 2019

Arthur Petar, age 96 of Waterford, passed away on February 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Laura, father of Bren (Kitty) Petar, Carol (Dennis) Ahnen, Kathy (Tom) VanderElzen, Sue McIntyre, Nancy (Allen) Fields and Cathy (Bob) Wright, grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 19. Arthur was a WWII Navy Veteran. He retired from General Motors after a career as an engineer. Arthur loved to fly his plane, travel, camp, boat, motorcycle and ski. He was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Arthur was preceded in death by his first wife Joan and his sister Katherine Willford. The funeral service will be at 12:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5301 Hatchery Rd., Waterford, MI 48329. The family will receive visitors at the church from 11:00 am until the time of service. Memorial donations may be made to the church. Please visit


  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church


  • Funeral Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019

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Sue McIntyre

February 11, 2019

Dear Arthur, I will miss you every day. You were such a great second dad to me, and a wonderful grandpa to my family. We all learned so much from your wisdom, and your wit always kept us on our toes - we will miss that! Thank you for taking such loving care of Mom and opening your heart to our whole family. We love you, and you are forever in our hearts. ❤❤❤❤

Diana O'Donnell

February 9, 2019

Always jolly. Always smiling. I loved being around him. My sincere condolences to the family. ♥️

Cyd Charisse Iavolo

February 9, 2019

Every time his lovely wife walked into the room his eyes lit up and he'd say," There's my beautiful baby" with the happiest smile on his face.

Cathy Wright

February 6, 2019

Arthur was not only my Mom's husband by my second Dad. At the time he married my Mom 23 years ago I never thought I would ever have another Dad. He really proved me wrong. What a great man he was to take us girls in as his own, and make my Mom happy again.
I love you Arthur forever!❤️

Patty Williford

February 6, 2019

Uncle Pete was a wise and funny man. I could listen to his stories for hours. I will never forget his devotion to his sister nor her devotion to him. I am sure they are together again. We will miss you, Uncle Pete. Love, Patty