Obituary of David J. Pettine, Sr.
David J. Pettine, Sr.
He was the devoted husband of Diane E. (Colanzi) Pettine, with whom he recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Born on February 25, 1950 in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony Charles and Helen (Luther) Pettine.
Dave was raised in Ambler, PA, and lived in Conshohocken for over 50 years. He attended Wissahickon High School where he was a varsity athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Berlin, and earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupational Medal.
He enjoyed a 35-year career as a Lineman for the Philadelphia Electric Company. After his retirement from PECO/Exelon, he went to work with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners where he served as a proctor, control room operator, and jack-of-all trades.
Dave was a lifelong and active member of the Conshohocken community, volunteering as a youth baseball coach with Conshohocken and Plymouth Little Leagues when his children were young and continuing to volunteer, coach, and support his grandsons in all of their endeavors. He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian RC Church in Conshohocken, PA, and now a member of St. Philip Neri RC Church of Lafayette Hill, PA. Dave was also an active member of the Andrew Lannutti Veteran Post 14 (Conshohocken) and the Conshohocken Bocce Club, where he enjoyed playing shuffleboard and bocce.
Dave was also an avid gardener and birdwatcher and enjoyed playing golf and softball, listening to the oldies, and watching his favorite Philly sports teams. He enjoyed traveling, making yearly trips to the Jersey Shore, as well as frequent trips to Virginia and North Carolina to visit his children and grandchildren.
Most of all, he was an adored role model, father, and grandfather – never missing an important life or sporting event or an opportunity to lend a hand when needed. Dave was the fiercest supporter anyone could ask for and the most important lesson he taught – and one by which he lived his life – was to never stop fighting to be the best you could be.
Besides his wife, he is survived by daughter Danielle (& Ryan) Seiger of Springfield, VA, daughter Rachel (& Rob) Maxwell of Conshohocken, PA, and son Dave J. Pettine, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; grandsons Casey, Aidan, Liam, and Tyler; sister Ann (& Ron) Wilson of Skippack, PA, brother Bob (& Donna) Pettine of Audubon, PA, and sister Maureen Ross of Ambler, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Philip Pettine.
There will be a viewing on Monday May 2, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 300 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
300 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: (610) 828-0330
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East Norriton, PA 19401
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