Peter Petrillo

Peter Petrillo, Scranton, passed away Friday in the Allied Rehabilitation Center after an 18month battle with cancer.

Born September 25, 1946 in the Bunker Hill Section of Scranton he was the son of the late Rocco and Mildred Sakson Petrillo.   He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Like his brother, Johnny, who passed away before him, Pete was also a terrific chef having worked in many local restaurants.   In his spare time he loved going fishing.

His family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Allied Rehabilitation Center for their great care they showed Pete for the past two months.

Surviving are a son Peter Vincinquerra of Throop; a granddaughter Jocelyn; a sister Sue Trunzo and her husband Pat of Dickson City; a brother Rocco and his wife Terri of Dunmore; two nieces Pattianne Troiani and Rose Sember; a nephew Peter Trunzo; great nieces and nephews; cousins; two aunts Magdelin Kohut and Agnes Sakson both of Jessup.

Pete was preceded in death by a brother Johnny who died November 2, 2011.

Blessing  services and interment will be private at convenience of the family by lifelong family friend Rev. Joseph Sica.

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  1. Chris Chluzinski

    Myself and the many chefs and cooks that worked with Pete have some great memories of time spent with Pete in the various kitchens around Scranton. He was true craftsman in the kitchen,always organized and neat. I was one of the lucky individuals that Pete took under his wing, Pete was old school and not likely to share the secrets to making his amazing soups or sauces, but if you had his respect, he would share those little things that nobody else knew about. Dear friend, colleague, fishing buddy, teacher, and humble man, you will be missed! The kitchen in heaven just got whole lot better.

  2. mike eagen

    “good man “

  3. Joe Loughman

    Our condolences to all the family.

  4. Joe Bruno

    The Bruno family gives our condolences. My father Joseph Bruno enjoyed working alongside of Peter Petrillo for many years and became friends. He will be missed.

  5. Matthew Ritter

    Pete was the best…I owe him everything…I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am now if I never had him in my life..I was so lucky to have learned the secrets he taught me and God is one lucky S.O.B. to be having his food everyday!!

  6. Pat Hawley

    I’m sorry for your loss

  7. Denise Corcoran

    Pete, so sorry for the loss of your Father, Denise Corcoran

  8. Jim Dougher

    One of the best from Bunker Hill. Be remember always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. GOD BLESS!!!

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