Date of birth: Feb. 28, 1914, in Youngstown
Parents: Mary Ciarmella Petrarca and Antonio Petrarca
Siblings: Phyllis Vitullo Girard, Josephine Petrarca, Carmel Villecco, Ann DellArco, Ann Petrarca, Paul Petrarca, Dominic Petrarca, Sam Petrarca and Angelo Petrarca are all deceased.
Spouse: Lucille Petrarca, deceased
When and where they were married: June 15, 1940, at Immaculate Conception Church, Youngstown
Children: Tony Petrarca of Akron, and Joyce Petrarca and Tom Petrarca of Youngstown
Education: Brier Hill School, Hayes School, Jefferson School, all in Youngstown
Church membership: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Youngstown
Military service: Citizens’ Military Training Camp
Lifestyle, notable events: He quit school early to sell newspapers and help support the family. Was an entrepreneur his whole life. He owned the first automatic car wash in the Mahoning Valley. Enjoyed hosting charity events, especially to raise money to help those who were mentally handicapped.