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PARMA – John F. Petten, 84, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013.

He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Delphine (Nagy); loving father of John W. (Jeannette) and Deb Petten; devoted grandfather of Aaron Petten (Irene) and Ashley J. Petten-Limkemann (Eric); and dear brother of Mary Ellen Karabin (deceased) and Rita Carlucci (deceased) (Armand).

John was the Executive Director of the Cleveland Christian Home for over 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 315, Independence, OH 44131 or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

A celebration and honoring of John’s life will be held at the funeral home, today, April 22, at 8 p.m.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at noon at Paradise Cemetery, 10020 New Buffalo Road in Canfield.

Friends will be received at the Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Road in Parma, today from 6 to 8 p.m.

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“Our love and prayers are with you. Such a great loss for humanity.”

 » Shirley & Don Brewer on April 22, 2013

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