Jim Petro

Saturday, February 17th, 1962 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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After a hard-fought and courageous battle with an aggressive cancer, James “Jimmy” Petro passed away at the age of 58, on January 29th, 2021. Jimmy was born in Provo, Utah on February 17, 1962 to Ann and Louis Petro. He was a graduate of Springville High School.

Jimmy was a craftsman, an expert brick mason, and a master with his hands. Much like he left the spaces he worked on, he left people better than he found them- usually laughing and with a big smile on their face. Jimmy had a way of making people feel important, never ceasing to the take the opportunity to tell you how great he thought you were. His lighthearted, easygoing personality was a haven from the world and when he laughed, he laughed with his whole body. Every time he saw you, you were welcomed in a warm embrace and often with a new nickname.

Family meant everything to Jimmy, he was a devoted father and grandfather, a great brother and son, and a favorite uncle to all his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his dad, Louis Petro and his stepdad Dennis Wilkinson. He leaves behind his mom, Ann Petro, his brothers: Michael (Monica) Petro, Martin (Brenda) Petro, Mark (Pam) Petro, David (Joni) Petro, his sister Annette (Richard) Smith, his bonus daughters Necia Anne Gallagher and Tara Lee Beckstead (Bryan), and the three lights of his life: his son Louis, daughter Cassie, and granddaughter, Ellie. This loss is great, but we find great comfort in knowing he is at peace and out of pain. A celebration for his life will be held in the spring in Utah County and will be announced at a later date.

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Kelly Hansen

Posted at 01:21pm
Our heart felt condolences to all the Petro family. Jimmy was one of a kind always a joy to be around.With love the Hansen boys (Mike,Kelly,Cary) .

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Ward Turner

Posted at 07:10pm
My condolences to all Jimmy was a good friend growing up and going to school I expecially like d playing sports with him Jimmy always played fair and always bettered me in boxing, pool and motercycle riding. so long Jimmy thanks for the memories.

Drew Allan

Posted at 08:59am
RIP Jimmy

Jon Clyde

Posted at 12:05pm
I am sorry to hear about Jim. My condolences to the Petro family. You were great neighbors. Lou, Ann, Dennis, and Fudge brought some difference to our otherwise homogenous neighborhood. Mike, Marty, Mark, Jim, and Dave were (and are) great friends. I didn't know Annette well because of the age difference. After most of us moved away Mark was a great friend and neighbor to my parents.

Jim was a great kid who took a lot of guff from us older kids. He gave it right back and more.

Michael Hansen

Posted at 01:29pm
My deepest condolences go out to the Petro family. Jim was always such a happy go lucky kid growing up. I always enjoyed his association and friendly demeanor. We were such a tight knit neighborhood. I am sure all will miss Jim.
Mike Hansen

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