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  • Matt Cross
    Rosemary, Can you check the copy to see if it really did say Roy instead of Royal ? I think this man might be a relative. As a young man he entered the Roy
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 3, 2010
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      Rosemary,
       
      Can you check the copy to see if it really did say "Roy" instead of "Royal"? I think this man might be a relative.
       
      As a young man he entered the Roy Canadian Air Force after being turned down by the U.S. armed services because of a heart murmur.  As World War II progressed, he eventually was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Naval Air Force.
       
       
      Matt Cross
      lennonluv@...
      "Madness is the first sign of dandruff." -- John Lennon


      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      From: roseermis@...
      Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 22:37:05 -0600
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] obit: John Joseph Petrash



      John Joseph Petrash, well-known retired teacher, died of a heart attack Friday while doing landscaping work in La Porte.
       
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Max Mertz and Dewey Fuller officiating.
       
      Petrash, who would have been 70 on June 23, taught school 32 years before retiring in 1977.  Twenty-six years were spent at Horace Mann Junior School, where he taught math, science and history.
       
      His family said he was doing landscape work for Happy Harbor Friday when he was stricken with the fatal heart attack.
       
      As a young man he entered the Roy Canadian Air Force after being turned down by the U.S. armed services because of a heart murmur.  As World War II progressed, he eventually was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Naval Air Force.
       
      A native of Moulton, he attended Lon Morris Junior College, Trinity University and North Texas State University, earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from NTSU.
       
      He was a member of the Baytown Lions Club, Baytown Area Retired Teachers Association.  Grace United Methodist Church and Methodist Men.
       
      Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Laura Petrash of Sherman, Mark and Kelly Petrash of Atlanta, Ga., and Paul "Mickey" and Carla Petrash of Baytown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanna and Bob Schima and Maribeth and Tim Squyres, all of Houston.
       
      Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. "Pete" Petrash of Schulenburg and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Petrash of Cotulla; his sister, Margaret Bohac of Houston, and his brothers-in-law and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Klare of Houston and Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Frietsch of Denison; and 11 grandchildren.
       
      His body has been donated to the Living Bank of Baylor Medical School.
       
      Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
       
      The Baytown Sun, Sunday, May 17, 1987
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis




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    • Rosemary Ermis
      I m sure you are right that it should be Royal because I remember thinking about how the Canadians accepted him into the service while he was rejected by the
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 3, 2010
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        I'm sure you are right that it should be "Royal" because I remember thinking about how the Canadians accepted him into the service while he was rejected by the Americans.
         
        Rosemary
         
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        Subject: RE: [TexasCzechs] obit: John Joseph Petrash

         

        Rosemary,
         

        Can you check the copy to see if it really did say "Roy" instead of "Royal"? I think this man might be a relative.
         
        As a young man he entered the Roy Canadian Air Force after being turned down by the U.S. armed services because of a heart murmur.  As World War II progressed, he eventually was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Naval Air Force.
         
         
        Matt Cross
        lennonluv@hotmail. com
        "Madness is the first sign of dandruff." -- John Lennon


        To: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com
        From: roseermis@comcast. net
        Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 22:37:05 -0600
        Subject: [TexasCzechs] obit: John Joseph Petrash



        John Joseph Petrash, well-known retired teacher, died of a heart attack Friday while doing landscaping work in La Porte.
         
        Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Max Mertz and Dewey Fuller officiating.
         
        Petrash, who would have been 70 on June 23, taught school 32 years before retiring in 1977.  Twenty-six years were spent at Horace Mann Junior School, where he taught math, science and history.
         
        His family said he was doing landscape work for Happy Harbor Friday when he was stricken with the fatal heart attack.
         
        As a young man he entered the Roy Canadian Air Force after being turned down by the U.S. armed services because of a heart murmur.  As World War II progressed, he eventually was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Naval Air Force.
         
        A native of Moulton, he attended Lon Morris Junior College, Trinity University and North Texas State University, earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from NTSU.
         
        He was a member of the Baytown Lions Club, Baytown Area Retired Teachers Association.  Grace United Methodist Church and Methodist Men.
         
        Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances; three sons and daughters-in- law, David and Laura Petrash of Sherman, Mark and Kelly Petrash of Atlanta, Ga., and Paul "Mickey" and Carla Petrash of Baytown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanna and Bob Schima and Maribeth and Tim Squyres, all of Houston.
         
        Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. "Pete" Petrash of Schulenburg and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Petrash of Cotulla; his sister, Margaret Bohac of Houston, and his brothers-in- law and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Klare of Houston and Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Frietsch of Denison; and 11 grandchildren.
         
        His body has been donated to the Living Bank of Baylor Medical School.
         
        Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
         
        The Baytown Sun, Sunday, May 17, 1987
         
        Submitted by Rosemary Ermis




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