John L. Petro III, age 76 of Indianapolis left this life on Friday October 18, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Tuesday March 2, 1943 in Muncie, Indiana to John L. Jr. and Betty I. (Young) Petro and they preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Toya L. Petro, sons Darwin Petro and Jalen Petro of Indianapolis. Daughters Shannon Daniels of Noblesville, Lisa Grossman of Boyd, MI, and Egypt Petro of Indianapolis. A sister Patricia (Wendell) Anderson of Englewood, CA. Grandchildren; Austin, Alaina, Ethan, Dezire, Tristian, Trinity, Arielle and Victor III. And his dog Nikki Petro and a host of family and friends.
John graduated from Muncie Central High School in June 1961, National Sons of America Revolution February 22, 1988. He attended Ball State University and graduated Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in education. He taught Science at Noblesville High School for 32 years. Durning his tenure at Noblesville High School John was the Track and Field Coach as well as the Cross-Country Coach. He loved to paint and for over 32 years, he was a professional painter. Still enjoying working he spent the last ten years as a Security Officer at FedEx in Indianapolis. He was an avid Collector of WWII memorabilia.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Indiana memorial Cremation and Funeral Care, with memorial gathering of family and friends from 11:00 am until time of service at 1 :00 pm.
John will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Indiana Memorial was honored to serve the Petro family.
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