Ronald W. Pettit, Sr., of Methuen, MA, passed away on March 28, 2022. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late William and Eleanor (Cummons) Pettit. He was a graduate of Council Rock H.S. in Newtown, PA, and a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.
Ron served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He enjoyed a long career in the insurance industry. He was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to music and going for walks, loved all dogs, and watching Philadelphia college and pro sports teams.
Ron is survived by his wife, Rita, of 66 years; three sons: Ronald W. Pettit, Jr. of Vancouver, WA, Dennis M. Pettit and wife Kathy of Meredith, NH, and Michael R. Pettit of North Oxford, MA; three grandsons and one great-granddaughter; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Bonnie Petrillo; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.
Donations can be made in Ronald W. Pettit, Sr.’s name to dementia or Alzheimer’s research. Online at https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/ or mail to Alzheimers Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.