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David Guy Petta

December 31, 1969 — August 19, 2021

Obituary of David Guy Petta (ALBION) David Guy Petta, age 75, passed away surrounded by loved ones on August 19, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born January 23, 1946 in Albion to Guy and Irma Petta and was a life-long resident of Albion. He was a graduate of Albion Central School Class of 1963 where he excelled at baseball and football. After graduation David enlisted in the U.S. Navy where received his associates degree in electronics from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, Illinois. David served aboard the guided missile lighter cruiser USS Providence, homeported in San Diego, Ca. After serving David joined New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) in 1967 until his retirement. He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, the American Legion, the VFW, the Knights of Columbus, the NRA, and was a drum corps musician and enthusiast, playing both the drums and the french horn. David loved spending time with his many friends golfing, playing cards, and was an avid sportsman having hunted throughout the United States and Africa. David loved the New York Yankees and Jets. He is survived by: his wife of 11 years, Becky; daughter, Nicole Petta of San Francisco; his sister and brother in-law: Gail and Michael Wheeler of Fairhaven and their children Meghan (John) Collins and Andrew (Katie) Wheeler, his stepchildren: Angela Yocum of Victor; William Baron of MI; Scott Baron of Lockport; and 5 grandchildren: Billy Jean Braron, Emily Baron, David Baron, Hannah Yocum, and Samantha Yocum. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue-Albion, Friday from 4-7. Family and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial the following Saturday at 10:30am at the Holy Family Parish followed by his interment with Military Honors at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY, 14411 or a Veterans Organization of your choice.
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Friday, August 27, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes - ALBION

21 WEST AVENUE, Albion, NY 14411

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

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