Petru, Louis E_0001

Louis E. Petru, 89 passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Louis was born on January 8, 1924 in Corpus Christi to Edward and Angelina Petru.

Mr. Petru served in the Army Air Corps during WW II in the European Theatre in France. He was a founding member of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church. Louis and Dorothy volunteered many years to St. Peter’s activities. Louis retired from Gas Compressors, Inc. in 1984. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and working crossword puzzles. He and Dorothy handmade many rosaries.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Godfrey and Joe, and sister, Cecelia.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Marie Foerster; four sons, Ernie (Davie) Petru, Danny (Donna) Petru, Jerry Petru and Eddie Petru; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Margaret) Petru and Henry Petru; three sisters, Edith, Angeline and Lillian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the care givers; Vanessa, Cassie and Cindy.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 with a rosary being recited at 7:00 PM at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostle Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.