Nicholas  Petro Jr.

Obituary of Nicholas G. Petro Jr.

Nicholas G. Petro Jr., 78, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on November 14, 2021, at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pottstown, PA. He was husband of the late Florence “Patty” “Nee” (Ianni) Petro, who passed in 2018.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on March 25, 1943, Nick was the son of the late Nicholas and Helen (Shesko) Petro.


Nick graduated from Saint Pius X High School in Pottstown, PA, in 1961, and then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK, where he played baseball. Nick then began his career working as a high school teacher. In addition to teaching, his passion for sports shined through as for many years Nick coached baseball, football, softball, and basketball. In his spare time, he enjoyed dancing, singing, and watching sports. 


Nick is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Anne (& Nicholas Tammaro) Carfagno; his sons, Nicholas Sean (& Brenda) Petro and Dr. Toby Petro; his grandchildren, Robert (& Tricia) Carfagno, Anthony (& Kari) Carfagno, Braelyn Petro, and Alize Silva; and four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  


Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick’s memory to the American Cancer Society at