Pett (Petrokovitch), age 92, of Chicago, passed away at his home on May 12,
He is survived by
his wife, Elizabeth (nee Straub); children Susan (Max) Corrales of El Cajon,
CA, Kimberly (Eric) Ehn of Porter, IN, and Dr. Paula (Arnie) Akin of
Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Evan Corrales, Ryan Corrales, Daniel (Madelyn)
Ehn, Lisa (Richard) Antoniolli, Karl Ehn, Kyle Akin; great-grandchild Anders
Antoniolli; nieces, nephews, and friend Steve Hruby.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and siblings.
He proudly served
in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater on board the USS Ashland,
and attended several reunions since. Fred was a member and Past Commander of
Bridgeport VFW Post 5079. He was retired from the family business in
Bridgeport, Newport Beverages and was known as 'The Pop Shop Guy' and 'Mr.
Newport'. Always keeping busy, he later retired from Romano Brothers Liquors
and Hertz Rental Cars. He enjoyed traveling to see family, but was content
to live in Chicago and spend his final time at home. He read the obituaries
every day to check if his name was in it.
A Memorial Service
and Visitation will take place on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. at Ridge Funeral Home, Chicago, with interment honors at Abraham
Lincoln National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.